Bookmakers make Carlisle United favourites to enjoy a quick return to winning ways against Hartlepool United tonight.

The Blues host the north east side in a rearranged League Two clash (kick-off 7.45pm).

And bookies make Keith Millen's side as short as 6/5 to put Graeme Lee's visitors to the sword at Brunton Park.

Those odds are offered by BetVictor, with a United win 5/4 with Bet365 and SkyBet and 11/8 with William Hill.

Pools have not won in four league visitors to Brunton Park, and they are 23/10 with Bet365 to end that run tonight.

A Monkey Hangers victory is also 11/5 with Betfred and 2/1 with William Hill.

The two sides drew 3-3 in the Papa John's Trophy at Carlisle's ground earlier this season, and if you fancy it to be another draw in the league, odds of 12/5 are offered by BoyleSports and 9/4 by Betfred.

Hartlepool's squad contains a number of ex-Blues players, not least Gary Liddle, who on Saturday made his 350th Pools appearance.

The defender, who was with United from 2017-19, is 50/1 to mark his return to Brunton Park with the opening goal.

Mark Cullen is 6/1 to open the scoring for the visitors, with new signing Marcus Carver 7/1.

For Carlisle, Lewis Alessandra is 7/1 to follow Saturday's goal with the opener against one of his former clubs. He is 3/1 to score at any stage.

A first United goal for Tyrese Omotoye at any point in the game is 3/1.

A Jon Mellish opener is 17/2, with Jordan Gibson 11/2 to score at any stage.

Another 3-3 draw is 100/1, with 1-1 rated the likeliest scoreline by bookies at 6/1.

Source: Oddschecker.