United go odds-on as City falter

Ferguson's side are now the 8/13 favourites

Manchester United are now the odds-on favourites for the Premier League title after Manchester City showed the first signs of weakness in their bid for a first league triumph in over 40 years.

A Luke Moore header late in the second half at the Liberty Stadium was enough to see Swansea take all three points from Roberto Mancini’s men, while Wayne Rooney strikes either side of half time were enough to give United all three points at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are now the 8/13 favourites to retain their title with bookmaker William Hill, with City being pushed out to 6/5 having traded as low as 1/2 in the past few weeks.

“United haven't been odds on for the title since late September, but as ever seem to be making their move at just the right time,” said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

If City don’t come home in front then there are many who believe that Mancini will struggle to keep his job at the Etihad Stadium, Hills now offer 7/4 that the Italian is not the Citizens manager on the opening day of next season, and 2/5 that he remains at the club. They also offer odds of 1/3 that Carlos Tevez comes back into the side this season.

“It would be tough for Mancini if he had to turn to Tevez to get the title bid back on track,” added Sharpe.

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Posted on:- 12/03/2012 - 12:40 PM
Filed in:- Premier League Betting News, Manchester United, Manchester City