Live on Skysports 1 & 2: Sat 12.45, Sun 13.30 & 16.00: Man United only need a point but Blackburn will welcome it with open arms.
Following Sunday’s victory over Chelsea, Manchester United need just one Premier League point to secure a 19th top flight crown but they’re odds-on at 1.8 (4/5) with Betdaq to acquire all three at Blackburn. More tempting however, is bet365’s 13/5 for the sides to be inseparable at Ewood Park, where a draw would suit both teams.
Rovers are still anxiously looking over their shoulder at the bottom three but would reach the magical 40-point mark if they were able to grab a share of the spoils while half of United’s away matches have finished all square. Add to this the fact that Steve Kean’s men have an impressive defensive record on home soil and not only does the stalemate appeal but Ladbrokes’ 10/1 posted against it finishing 0-0, also stands out.
It’s certainly a clash that should produce fewer than 2.5 goals (evens, ) and for punters not keen on backing a goalless encounter, Paddy Power offer 10/11 for the opener to arrive after the 24th minute.
Chelsea should effectively guarantee second on Sunday by sending Newcastle home empty-handed but they’re just 1/5 (Betfred) to emerge triumphant and a victory ‘to nil’ is arguably better value at evens with Partybets.
Arsenal too, at 1/3 (Coral) can chalk up a home win, against Aston Villa while in the battle for European places, Liverpool have to be fancied against a Tottenham team whose season has petered out a touch; William Hill quote the in-form Reds at 4/5 but the regularity with which Kenny Dalglish’s troops are finding the net means they could realistically come out on top by at least two (23/10, Stan James) and a 3-1 home win catches the eye at Anfield, at 12/1 with Sportingbet.
At the bottom, Wigan are 23/20 courtesy of Paddy Power to send West Ham down by beating Avram Grant’s men at the DW Stadium and Blackpool can boost their hopes of survival by overcoming Bolton at Bloomfield Road, a result Paddy Power chalk up at 5/4.
Wolves however, may have to settle for a share of the spoils (12/5, bet365) at Sunderland and the weekend’s other two games could also finish all square; Betfred offering 5/2 for Birmingham and Fulham to draw at St Andrews and Totesport posting 23/10 against a stalemate at the Hawthorns, where West Brom face Everton.
Blackburn and Manchester United to draw – 13/5 (bet365)
Fewer than 2.5 goals in Blackburn v Manchester United – evens ()
Liverpool (-1) to beat Tottenham – 23/10 (Stan James)
Wigan to beat West Ham – 23/20 (Paddy Power)