Bookies are backing Carlisle United to send Keith Curle and Oldham away from Brunton Park empty-handed today.

The clash between League Two's second-bottom and third-bottom sides is tipped* to go in the Blues' favour.

United, under caretaker boss Gavin Skelton, are Evens with Bet365, William Hill and 888Sport and 11/10 with SkyBet to chalk up victory this afternoon.

It would be a first league win in eight for the Cumbrians.

Oldham have two wins on the road this season compared with United's solitary home victory.

But a win for ex-Blues boss Curle and his Latics team this afternoon is 3/1 with SBK, 11/4 with Bet 365 and 12/5 with Sky Bet.

The draw is 12/5 with William Hill and 5/2 with BetFred.

If you fancy Zach Clough to get the game's first goal, heis avaliable at odds of 11/2 - likewise Lewis Alessandra and Brad Young, with Jon Mellish 9/1 and Jordan Gibson 12/1.

Davis Keillor-Dunn is 8/1 to open the scoring for the Latics.

Ex-Blues man Hallam Hope, meanwhile, is 17/2 to get the game's first goal, and 7/2 to find the net at any stage against his old club.

Less likely first goalscorers include United defender Morgan Feeney at 66/1.

Among the other markets, if you fancy Carlisle to win by one goal, the odds are 11/4, while a Mark Howard clean sheet is 6/4.

*All odds: Oddschecker