Though respected by supporters throughout the country and indeed the world, it is sure to be a special occasion when Sir Alex Ferguson leads Manchester United out in front of his own fans for the final time.
And there should be little doubt that his Red Devils will justify heavy 3/10 favouritism in front of the Old Trafford faithful, to whom the legendary manager has brought so much joy over the past 26 years.
As only big-stake punters stand to gain a great deal of profit from that price though, handicap markets may be worth focusing on in the match preceding United’s receipt of a 13th Premier League title.
It is 3/4 that the hosts overcome a theoretical one-goal disadvantage, as they have done in 12 of their 27 league victories this term, but investment in them prevailing despite a larger handicap may prove prudent.
The Red Devils can be backed at 9/5 to make light of a two-strike deficit, and that is a feat they have accomplished on five seasonal occasions thus far.
With United sure to be determined to deliver a complete performance for their departing manager also, investment in the home side to prevail without conceding seems wise.
Swansea have failed to find the net in two of their last three meetings opposing the Reds, whilst United have won each of the 13 games in which they failed to be breached this term.
Ferguson’s charges are 1/1 to keep another clean sheet, and a hugely tempting 6/5 to win to nil at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, half markets can prove another profitable avenue for punters to embark upon, given that United have gone on to win 20 of the 21 league games in which they held a half-time lead this term.
The champions are 4/6 shots to lead at the break and the full-time whistle, and appealing 29/20 chances to win both halves of Ferguson’s last home match in charge.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.