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Rupert Wyman 15th May 2009 - 11:54

Legend Fergie set to do it again

Sir Alex Ferguson is within touching distance of yet another trophy, as his Manchester United just need one more point for their 18th league title, which would equal Liverpool's record. It will be their 11th title under Fergie and 11th Premier League title.

Liverpool have put up a better than expected fight for the title but ultimately Rafa Benitez is nowhere near as good as Sir Alex. Of course their inevitable third league title in a row is not just down the managerial expertise but to some world class players and the best squad in the league.

Man Utd are priced at 5/2 to pick up the point they need to secure the title at home to Arsenal. But United will want to win it in style and can be backed at 4/6 to claim all three points. While a party-spoiling Arsenal win is available at 9/2.

The 9/2 looks a big price but based on the Champions League semi-final second leg at The Emirates when these sides last met it is not big enough. Arsenal were simply destroyed and humiliated by Man Utd as the Red Devils won 3-1 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate.

Another 3-1 win is priced at an attractive looking 10/1. If you fancy 3-1 or any other correct score bet then you can get a free £5 correct score bet on the match by placing a £20 bet on the 90 minutes market (home-draw-away). For full details click here.

Champions League form aside Arsenal have previous with Man Utd and no more so than when The Gunners won the title at Old Trafford in 2002 with a 1-0 win. 10/1 is the price for another 1-0 away success.

Arsenal's biggest problem is that despite having a team that is full of quality they have barely competed in their last two matches. After the humilation at home to Man Utd, a 4-1 drubbing by Chelsea followed. Another performance like that will see United crowned as league champions with the win.

Man Utd scraped past Wigan in midweek with a 2-1 win, proving once again they don't have to be at their fluent best to get all three points.

Ferguson has hinted at freshening things up following the match at the JJB Stadium but the Old Tradfford supremo will again be without the injured Rio Ferdinand.

It will be most interesting who the Scot selects in midfield and attack with Ronaldo throwing his toys out of the pram when he was substituted last weekend at home to Man City and the on-going dispute about Carlos Tevez's long-term future.

The Argentine came off the bench against Wigan to equalise and Fergie could well start with the hard-working forward to show how much he values him. Tevez can be backed at 11/2 to open the scoring and 6/4 to score anytime.

Fellow forward Wayne Rooney has been deployed in a wide role in recent weeks but Rooney has a great scoring record against Arsene Wenger's side with five goals to his name. He is priced at 5/4 to make it six on Saturday.

The Premier League's top scorer Ronaldo is 4/1 to score first and 11/10 to score within 90 minutes. However, the Portuguese winger could well be upstaged by the returning Andrei Arshavin. The Russian has been out with a virus but before that he had been Arsenal's best player.

His performances have included a four-goal performance at Anfield against Liverpool and the little Russian is 7/2 to return to the side with a bang and to score at Old Trafford.

Wenger's side won't deliberately make it easy for United but there could be no stopping them come 12:45 on Saturday as Fergie's side are winners and they will want to win the record-equalling Premier League title in delightful fashion by beating Arsenal in front of a packed Old Trafford.

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