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Man United vs Blackpool – No relegation favours from Fergie

| 20.05.2011

Neutrals up and down the country will be cheering on Blackpool in this relegation fight, especially as they travel to Old Trafford, but the noise will not be enough to keep them up.

Blackpool could lose and still stay up if other results go their way, but Ian Holloway will be hoping that his side can repeat West Ham’s final day victory in 2007 which kept the Hammers up.

Match Odds

We’re unsure what sort of side Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to field but we can be pretty sure that the Blackpool attack will have to beat Edwin van der Sar in his final appearance at Old Trafford.

Many believe, and rightly so, that Manchester United offer incredible value at 8/15 to win on Sunday, but this game takes on a cup final mentality for Blackpool and they are 9/2 to win.

The Tangerines haven’t won at Old Trafford since 1962 and the best the Blackpool fans can hope for is salvaging a point, the draw is 10/3, which may be good enough to stay up.

Total Goals

Only two players have ever scored at Old Trafford on the final day of the season (Carlos Tevez and Les Ferdinand) and Blackpool will have a tough time breaking down a defence that has conceded just 10 goals at home this season.

Manchester United are 13/8 to keep a clean sheet and 2/1 to win to nil.

Dimitar Berbatov is gunning for the golden boot and looks certain to start on Sunday – the Belgian is 4/1 to score the opener, 1/1 to score at any time and 4/5 to land the golden boot.

For Blackpool fans, their fate will lie in the hands of others and you can read our Stoke vs Wigan, Tottenham vs Birmingham and Wolves vs Blackburn previews here.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.