Manchester United will have one eye on the events at the Etihad Stadium this weekend when they travel to Sunderland as heavy odds on favourites with Paddy Power, who also offer free bets on all game, on the final day of the Premier League season.
Going into Sunday’s fixtures, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are second in table, adrift of league leaders Manchester City on goal difference. This means that whether they retain their title or not is out of their hands.
Having said that, they must make sure they do their bit by picking up three points at the Stadium of Light. Then, it is all about hoping Queens Park Rangers get something from Manchester City.
The most likely scenario of course is that Roberto Mancini’s men will be celebrating their first ever Premier League title. This is despite United holding a comfortable lead a few weeks ago and in reality, they only have themselves to blame.
The Red Devils have dropped points in three of their last five games and this run includes a defeat at the hands of Manchester City, a game where they were extremely poor, failing to have a shot on goal.
As for Sunderland, they have very little to play for in terms of their own league position this weekend – they can finish between 10th and 14th – but they would love to have their say on the title race.
If they can get something from Sunday’s game it would be a fantastic way to end the season for them. After eight games without a win, they will be aiming to finish with three points against the reigning Champions.
Martin O’Neill’s men have been the draw specialists in recent weeks, with five of their last eight games ended all square. This perhaps shows that they are solid defensively at the moment, but struggling for goals.
Overall, this game is more about Manchester United, but Sunderland will be keen to spoil their day. Is there time for more twists and turns in this title race?