Bookmakers favour home advantage over form as Carlisle United take on Colchester United this afternoon.

The Blues are winless and goalless in three - while the U's are unbeaten in five and have won their last five away games.

Carlisle, though, are clear favourites for the game with bookies, a Blues win at Brunton Park odds-on with 10bet at a price of 19/20.

A United victory is also Evens with SkyBet, 888Sport and Betfair, and 21/20 with Bet365.

Matt Bloomfield's resurgent Colchester are priced 3/1 for another win with BoyleSports, and 11/4 with William Hill.

The draw at Brunton Park is 5/2.

Despite United's recent barren run, their frontmen are the favourites to open the scoring this afternoon.

Kristian Dennis has the shortest odds at 9/2, with Joe Garner 6/1 and both JK Gordon and Omari Patrick 13/2.

Experienced U's striker John Akinde is 10/1 to strike first, with Tom Hopper similarly priced for manager-of-the-month Bloomfield's men.

Longer shots to end Carlisle's wait for a goal include Owen Moxon at 12/1, Jordan Gibson at 12/1 and Alfie McCalmont at 14/1.

Noah Chilvers, who opened the scoring for Colchester in their 1-1 home draw with the Blues earlier this season, is also 14/1 to strike first again today, while January signing Matt Jay 12/1.

A repeat of that August result at Brunton Park today is 23/4, while a 1-0 Carlisle victory is 11/2. Colchester are 13/1 to grab a 2-1 victory.

Optimists can get odds of 20/1 on a 3-0 Carlisle win, while pessimists can back a second straight 4-0 home reverse at 200/1.

United are 9/4 to score in the game, with Colchester 9/2 to find the net over the 90 minutes.

Source: Oddschecker.