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Blackburn vs Man Utd – Ferguson to secure 12th Premier League title

| 14.05.2011

Manchester United should have little trouble in getting the point they need to be crowned Premier League champions this season with a game to spare as they travel to Blackburn.

Match Odds

Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to pick a strong team to seal the title and hand himself the luxury of resting his first-team stars for the final game of the campaign at home to Blackpool ahead of the Champions League final with Barcelona.

Manchester United’s odds are 4/6 to beat Blackburn and have already beaten the opposition 7-1 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign.

It is 11/4 that the game ends in a draw and the Red Devils can be expected to at least take one point bearing in mind they have avoided defeat in their last nine Premier League meetings with Blackburn.

The hosts will take confidence into the game as they claimed a first victory in five fixtures in their latest Premier League outing over Bolton.

Furthermore, Manchester United head to Ewood Park having lost three of their last five Premier League away matches.

Blackburn are 4/1 to beat Manchester United and a victory would secure their top-flight safety, although they are without the services of Ryan Nelsen and Vince Grella.

First Goalscorer

Dimitar Berbatov may have been forced to play second fiddle behind Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez of late, but there is every chance he will get the nod against Blackburn.

The Bulgarian has already shot down Blackburn once this season with five of the goals in the Old Trafford victory and in total he has six goals against the opposition in five fixtures for Manchester United.

Berbatov is 5/1 to score the first goal at Blackburn and 5/4 to find the target at any time within the 90 minutes.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.