Fleetwood Town are odds-on with some bookmakers to defeat Carlisle United in today's relegation six-pointer.

Just one point separates the Blues and their hosts in the Boxing Day clash at the Highbury Stadium.

But bookies make the hosts clear favourites for victory, with Lee Johnson's side 19/20 to win with William Hill.

BetVictor make Fleetwood - winless in five league games - Evens for the win with Betfair offering 11/10.

A much-needed Carlisle win, which would be a first league victory in eight for Paul Simpson's side, is priced 27/10 with Coral and 5/2 with Bet365.

The draw, in the clubs' first league meeting at Fleetwood, is also 5/2.

United's former Fleetwood striker Joe Garner has the Blues' shortest odds for the first goal this afternoon.

He is 9/1 to strike first, with Luke Plange 19/2 and both Sean Maguire and Ryan Edmondson 21/2.

Top scorer Jordan Gibson is 14/1 with longer shots including Jon Mellish at 25/1 and Dylan McGeouch at 40/1.

For Fleetwood, their ex-Carlisle striker Jack Marriott is 13/2 to strike first, with Kabongo Tshimanga and Jayden Stockley 7/1.

Maleace Asamoah, son of ex-Blue favourite Derek, is 12/1 to score the first goal against his dad's former club after making his full league debut in the 1-1 draw at Portsmouth on Saturday.

Carlisle's last visit to Fleetwood came in the Carabao Cup in 2017 and brought a 2-1 win under Keith Curle.

A similar scoreline under Simpson today is 11/1 while a 1-0 win on the road is 9/1.

Another 1-0 defeat for the Cumbrians is priced 6/1, a 3-0 home victory is 18/1 while a goalless draw is 9/1.

Source: Oddschecker.