Bookies suggest title race is back on

perhaps even the bookmakers were a little hasty in ruling out City

Prior to Wednesday evening’s Premier League games many bookmakers were offering odds as short as 1/100 on Manchester United retaining the title. It was a price that suggested that there was no doubt that the trophy would be staying at Old Trafford come the end of this season. But perhaps even the bookmakers were a little hasty in ruling out City.

United’s loss at Wigan and City’s home win over West Brom on Wednesday night has forced pundits, fans and odds compilers into a rethink. Stan James, one of the bookmakers offering odds of 1/100 on Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, have cut their odds on United winning the Premier League to 1/6. At the same time shortening City from 16/1 to 7/2. The odds are still stacked in United’s favour, but not as heavily as they were on Wednesday afternoon.

However, manager Roberto Mancini, who insists that the title race is over, does not share the bookies’ renewed optimism for The Citizens.

“It is finished," maintained Mancini. "Five points is too much.

"United have got fantastic spirit. We don't have this spirit."

City play away at Norwich then Wolves over the next two weekends, while United host Aston Villa then Everton before the two teams meet in a potentially pivotal Manchester derby on Monday 30th April.


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Posted on:- 12/04/2012 - 11:22 AM
Filed in:- Premier League Betting News, Manchester City, Manchester United