Can in-form Dennis sink the Mariners and their ex-Blues keeper? Bookies' verdict

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Kristian Dennis, far left, will be aiming to score in his fifth straight game against Grimsby and their ex-United keeper Max Crocombe, right (photos: Barbara Abbott / PA)
Kristian Dennis, far left, will be aiming to score in his fifth straight game against Grimsby and their ex-United keeper Max Crocombe, right (photos: Barbara Abbott / PA)

Carlisle United are 13/5 to pick up their first away win of the season at Grimsby Town tonight.

Those are the best odds for a victory for Paul Simpson's side at Blundell Park.

While Unibet offer that price, shorter odds such as 5/2 (Bet365), 23/10 (SkyBet) and 9/4 (BetVictor) are also available.

Grimsby, back in the EFL this season after National League play-off success, are 23/20 with William Hill to claim their first home win of the League Two term.

SkyBet make the Mariners Evens to see off the Blues.

The draw is 23/10.

News and Star: Grimsby's former United keeper Max Crocombe (photo: Stuart Walker)
News and Star: Grimsby's former United keeper Max Crocombe (photo: Stuart Walker)

Grimsby's former United keeper Max Crocombe (photo: Stuart Walker)

Kristian Dennis will tonight be aiming to become the first Carlisle striker since Alan Ashman in 1953 to score in United's first five games of a season.

He is 7/1 to get the first goal of this evening's game, and 11/4 to find the net at any time against a Grimsby side who include ex-Blues keeper Max Crocombe, who made four Carlisle appearances in 2016/17.

Grimsby's Luke Waterfall scored a dramatic late winner at Rochdale on Saturday, and the defender is 14/1 to score first tonight.

Other first-scorer odds on both sides include Gavan Holohan (14/1), Omari Patrick (9/1), Owen Moxon (16/1), Jack Ellis (40/1) and Anthony Driscoll-Glennon (28/1).

News and Star: Clint Hill was the last Carlisle player to score a winning goal at Grimsby (photo: Barbara Abbott)
News and Star: Clint Hill was the last Carlisle player to score a winning goal at Grimsby (photo: Barbara Abbott)

Clint Hill was the last Carlisle player to score a winning goal at Grimsby (photo: Barbara Abbott)

Carlisle's last trip to Blundell Park brought a 1-1 draw in the 2020/21 season, and the same result tonight is 11/2.

United's last win at the ground came in 2017 when Clint Hill's goal earned a 1-0 win. The Blues are 9/1 for a repeat of that outcome.

Grimsby, meanwhile, are 17/2 for a 2-1 win tonight.

Source: Oddschecker.