With Stevenage in FA Cup action yesterday, Carlisle have the opportunity to move into the League One play-off places but first they have to beat Brentford, who still have an outside chance of a top six finish themselves.
The Bees are 6/5 via Coral to make full use of home advantage to land all three points but they have picked up just one win in nine, a run that is sure to nudge some punters towards the visitors, Boylesports’ 11/4 outsiders.
Nevertheless, the hosts’ shaky sequence includes five draws and none of their three recent defeats have come at Griffin Park, where the best bet is subsequently Skybet’s 5/2 for the spoils to be shared.
For the brave meanwhile, Stan James offer 11/1 for it to finish goalless, as it did in the Cumbrians’ last match, in midweek, although at 13/2 (William Hill), a 1-1 scoreline is considered more likely.
Brentford and Carlisle to draw – 5/2 (Skybet)