Carlisle United may be without a permanent manager right now following the departure of John Sheridan, however results on the pitch have been hugely impressive with the Cumbrians sitting in fifth position in League One thanks to a six-game winning run. Carlisle have generally been pretty hit-and-miss this season with inconsistencies keeping them from making an impact on the play-off places for much of the campaign, however they appear to have steadied the ship of late and can rightly be confident of success when they travel to Northampton on Saturday afternoon, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Northampton Town v Carlisle United.
As for Northampton Town, they have been slipping down the League Two table with the Cobblers now sitting 17th thanks to a disappointing run which has seen them draw four and lose two of their last six outings across all competitions. Keith Curle’s men have managed just six wins from their 26 League Two outings with eight defeats during this time and should things fail to improve soon, then they could conceivably find themselves embroiled in a relegation battle towards the end of the season. The Cobblers head into this match on the back of consecutive 2-1 defeats to Forest Green Rovers and Bristol Rovers – the latter in the Checkatrade Trophy – and we don’t fancy their chances of managing anything from their meeting with a Carlisle United outfit which are enjoying their best winning run in over a decade, Unibet Bookmakers going 2/1 on Carlisle to win.