Bookies make Carlisle United marginal favourites to get the better of big-spending Salford City today.

The Blues take on the Class of 92-backed Ammies at Brunton Park this afternoon.

And Chris Beech's side are 8/5 to win the game with Sky Bet, and 13/8 with Bet365 and BetVictor.

That gives them the narrowest of edges over Gary Bowyer's side according to the bookmakers*, who have Salford at 17/10 (SkyBet) and 7/4 (Bet365, William Hill).

The draw is 2/1 with Paddy Power and 888Sport.

United are seeking their first home win of the campaign while for pre-season title favourites Salford it is only their second away game of the league season, having lost their first to Crawley.

Ammies frontman Ian Henderson is 9/2 favourite to get the game's first goal and add to the two he has to his name so far this campaign.

Carlisle's three-goal Tristan Abrahams is 5/1 to strike first in the match, with Zach Clough 11/2 to open the scoring.

Salford's ex-Blues loan man Josh Morris is available for the first goal at odds of 11/1 while United's Jon Mellish is 9/1 to start the scoring and get his first of the season in the process.

Longer shots for the first goal include new Blues right-back Kelvin Mellor at 35/1 and another ex-Blues loan man in the visiting ranks, defender Ashley Eastham, who is 80/1.

*Source: Oddschecker.