The waiting is almost over. Monday evening sees Manchester City host city rivals Manchester United in a game that is being labelled as the biggest match in the twenty years of the English Premier League.
Sir Alex Fergusons men go into the game just three points clear of their neighbours, after dropping two points in their incredible 4-4 draw with Everton at Old Trafford last Sunday.
City’s 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, which condemned the West Midlands side to relegation, was enough go to within touching distance of the top of the league.
Despite there being two more games after this, whoever comes out on top here will be favourites to be crowned Champions.
Roberto Mancini’s men arguably have the tougher run-in, with a trip to top-four hopefuls Newcastle, and a visit from a QPR side fighting for survival.
Meanwhile, the reigning Champions host Swansea, before finishing with a trip to Sunderland.
Manchester City are favourites for Mondays match, with Paddy Power offering the best price of 2.25 (5/4), whilst Bet Victor have odds of 3.5 (5/2) for the red half Manchester to come out on top. The latter also have the best odds for the day at 3.6 (13/5).
Few will need reminding of the outcome of the reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in October. The unprecedented 6-1 victory for the blue half of Manchester took them five points clear at the time, and despite just being nine games into the season, had many doubting whether United had any chance whatsoever of regaining the title.
The favourite to grab the first goal in Carlos Tevez, whose four goals and three assists since his return from exile has helped drag his club back in contention, and you can back the Argentine at 0dds of 9.0 (8/1) with Ladbrokes.
Mario Balotelli is set to return from the three game suspension he picked up against Arsenal earlier this month. Though he is likely to start the game on the bench, you might be tempted to bet on him receiving yet another card at 3.0 (2/1) with Sporting Bet.
The hot headed Italian has the worst disciplinary record in the league with eight cautions and two dismissals.