Man United outside bet at 6/1 for 19th League title

Tags: Football

Published: 12:40 08/05/2010

Chelsea go into the final day of the Premier League season in the box seat for the title. Carlo Ancelotti's side are one point ahead of rivals Manchester United, with the Blues welcoming Roberto Martinez's Wigan to Stamford Bridge. The Red Devils will host Stoke City at Old Trafford knowing that they must win and hope Chelsea slip up. If that were to happen Sir Alex Ferguson would claim an amazing eleventh title during his 23-and-a-half years in England. The odds look stacked against United though. They are huge outsiders at 6/1 with Blue Square to be holding the Premier League trophy above their heads come 6pm on Sunday. And despite all four of England's clubs failing to make the Champions League semi-final stage, next year's post World Cup season leaves British teams with much to prove. It is generally accepted that this year's top-flight campaign has been one of the most unpredictable for years, with United themselves losing a much higher than average seven games. Ancelotti has had supporters doubting his ability to win trophies at Stamford Bridge this season. But his players have responded with a stunning run which includes two seven goal thrashings. Ferguson does have the experience of taking the title to the wire, with last day title wins secured in 1996, 1999 and 2008. This one though, looks to be out of his hands. I wonder has he called his Wigan counterpart to make sure they'll be giving everything? We can't bet against it, surely. Coverage is live on Sky Sports with kick-off at 4pm. Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to change.