Manchester United Odds for FinalsPublished May 20, 2009
Red Devils a 50/50 chance to take home the trophy, according to betting.
Manchester United is a 50/50 chance to win the Champions League final next week if the odds are any indication - the bookmakers are having a hard time splitting the Red Devils and Barca.
Major bookies Bwin, 888 Sports, VC Bet and William Hill all have the two teams dead level, although odds vary slightly given that some bookmakers are favoring a draw (after 90 minutes of regulation time) more heavily than others. Only Ladbrokes has been able to split the two, but not in favor of Manchester United - the English champions are 2.60 against the Spaniards' 2.37.
All sportsbooks can be accessed from the Sports Betting list.
888 Sports is offering odds on a whole range of player scenarios. Cristiana Ronaldo is 4/1 to be named player of the match, but he is followed closely by three Barcelona players - Leo Messi, Samuel Eto'o and Thierry Henry. Ronaldo is also the most likely player on the field to find the back of the net first, at 13/2, ahead of teammate Wayne Rooney and a whole range of Barca players. 888 is also giving options on a whole range of player specials.
Cristiano Ronaldo is 10/1 to score from outside the box and the same odds to score with a header. Dimitar Berbatov is 33/1 to score in both halves and 12/1 to hit the woodwork. Michael Carrick is an enticing 9/1 to score and 25/1 to draw a penalty. Veteran Ryan Giggs is 300/1 to score a hat-trick, while goal machine Wayne Rooney is 5/1 to score, 7/4 to be booked and 28/1 to be sent off the pitch.
Similar options are available for most of the top Barcelona players, including Messi, Eto'o and Andre Iniesta.