We take a look at the best of the betting odds ahead of Saturday's game at Carlisle United.
.Sky BetThe bookies are backing Carlisle United in a big way this weekend by making them 8/13 favourites, while Pools are a 4/1 shot and the draw is priced at 3/1 with
Of course, the odds reflect the fact that The Cumbrians are still unbeaten – but perhaps overlook that Pools have lost just once on their travels so far and no team in the country have scored more away goals.
So we reckon the 4/1 available on a Pools win is pretty tempting, while the 3/1 Sky Bet are offering on the draw is not a bad bet either in our book.
Pools were excellent last time out on the road when Grimsby Town – then sitting in the play-off positions – were undone 3-0 at Blundell Park, so confidence in the camp will be high.
Backing Pools to win 3-0 again this weekend is a massive 66/1, but a 2-0 win is more perhaps more realistic and still out at 28/1 while snatching it 1-0 is still reasonably priced at 16/1.
Nathan Thomas is difficult to look past for first score but is at a decent price of 15/2, just behind Padraig Amond who is available at odds of 7/1 to hit the net first with Sky Bet.
Lewis Alessandra opened his account for the Club against Crawley Town and that could open the floodgates for the attacker – he’s 10/1 to score the first goal on Saturday at Carlisle.
Lewis Alessandra to score first and Pools to win 2-1: 95/1
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