Manchester United, desperate to re-assert their dominance on the Premier League, are odds-on to do so before the Glazer family relinquish control of the club.
Ladbrokes price the Red Devils at 4/6 to win a 20th top-flight title under the Glazers, while it is 11/10 the American family leave the club before this occurrence.
With the Old Trafford club preparing to float on the New York stock market, Ladbrokes have opened a number of novelty markets regarding their fortunes on and off the pitch too.
As well as being able to bet on future United success, punters are also afforded the opportunity to predict the value of shares in the club, for example.
It is favoured that the shares will rake in between $26 and $30 come the season’s end, with that outcome available to back odds-on at 4/5.
The shares can alternatively be backed at 10/1 to attract $20-25, 2/1 to bring in $31-35, and 4/1 to be sold for a fee excessive of $36 meanwhile.
For punters willing to take on a long-shot gamble, some interest will be found in the possibility of United becoming the most valuable stock commodity of all time.
Single shares in Google hold the record for the world’s most expensive, and the Red Devils are 100/1 to eventually top the search engine’s total.
As single Google shares still trade at prices in excess of $640 today though, it easy to see why such a lengthy price is attributed to the possibility of United overtaking.
Another novelty bet available revolves around the possibility of United signing a player from the Cayman Islands during their tenure as a listed New York stock exchange asset.
66/1 is the price afforded to such a happening, but given that no previous Cayman player has graced the Premier League, the possibility of that occurring also seems far-fetched.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.