Carlisle United joint third favourites for relegation to National League

Managerless Carlisle United are plunging down the League Two table following some hugely disappointing results over the past few weeks

Carlisle United became the first ever side to compete in all the top-five tiers of English football when they were relegated into the Conference for the 2004/05 season, however many punters now believe that they will once again drop into the ‘non-league wilderness’ following what has thus far been a hugely disappointing 2019/20 campaign, the side currently sitting 19th in the division with just five points separating them from the foot of the table.

The Cumbrians managed to haul themselves back into the Football League at the first time of asking following their previous relegation to the fifth tier, thanks to a play-off final victory over Stevenage Borough. Nevertheless the National League is now littered with names which once plied their trade in the Football league and should Carlisle drop down at the end of the season, then they would certainly have a tough time bouncing straight back up.

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The Carlisle United board decided to dispense with the services of Steven Presley earlier this week and as such the hunt has now started for a suitable successor. Whoever takes the reins at Brunton Park is in for a tough assignment and he will need to steer his new charges to an unlikely turnaround on minimal resources.

As things stand, the Cumbrians are a 7/2 shot to drop into the National league at the end of the season, behind Macclesfield Town (7/4) and favourites Morecambe (5/4), the latter side sitting at the foot of the League Two table but beating Carlisle United 3-1 in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday evening.

 

League Two Relegation – BetVictor Odds

 

5/4  –  Morecambe

7/4  –  Macclesfield Town

7/2  –  Carlisle United

7/2  –  Stevenage

4/1  –  Oldham Athletic

5/1  –  Walsall

8/1  –  Scunthorpe United

10/1 –  Crawley Town

10/1 –  Leyton Orient