Bookmakers are backing Carlisle United to make a winning return to League One this afternoon.

The newly-promoted Blues face Fleetwood Town in their first game at this level for nine years.

And they are 11/10 with a number of bookies to claim three points at Brunton Park today.

That price is offered by SkyBet, 888Sport and BetVictor, with Bet365 offering a marginally more generous 23/20.

Scott Brown's Fleetwood are 23/10 with Bet365 to spoil the party with an away win.

A victory in Cumbria for the Cod Army is 21/10 with SkyBet and 5/2 with William Hill.

The draw is 5/2.

Joe Garner and new signing Sean Maguire are both 6/1 to get Carlisle's first goal at this level since 2014.

Ryan Edmondson is 7/1, while Fleetwood's ex-Blues striker Jack Marriott is 13/2.

Longer shots on the Carlisle first scorer market include Owen Moxon at 12/1, Jordan Gibson at 11/1, Jon Mellish at 18/1, Dylan McGeouch at 28/1 and Paul Huntington at 28/1.

For Fleetwood, Jayden Stockley is 8/1, Promise Omochere 17/2 and summer signing Ryan Broom 14/1.

Carlisle are 13/2 to start the season with a 1-0 win, while more emphatic victories include 2-0 at 9/1 and 3-1 at 18/1.

A 1-0 away win is priced 9/1 and a 2-1 win on the road for Fleetwood is 12/1.

A 0-0 draw is priced 9/1 and 1-1 is 28/5, with a higher-scoring draw of 3-3 coming in at 80/1.

Source: Oddschecker/Soccerbase.