27/02/2009 15:44, Report by Jon Wilde, Betfred
Betting: Carling Cup final
United are 2/5 to lift the Carling Cup for the second time in four years when the Reds face Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday; Spurs are 7/4 to retain the trophy.
The odds for a United victory within 90 minutes are 4/6, with the London club 9/2 to win during normal time. It’s 13/5 that extra-time will be required.
If the final does go to extra-time, the Reds are 8/1 and Spurs 14/1 to triumph before penalties are needed. Both teams can be backed at 10/1 to prevail on penalties.
Carlos Tevez has been United’s leading source of goals in the competition this season and the Argentinian striker is 9/2 to score first at Wembley and 6/5 to find the net at any time during the 90 minutes. Nani, who's bagged three goals on the road to Wembley, is 8/1 to score first and 9/4 to net at any point during normal time.
If you think backing one player is too risky there's a first scorer market based on nationalities. An Englishman to score first is favourite at 11/8, followed by a player from continental Europe (excluding the British Isles) at 15/8.