The Red Devils have a golden opportunity to increase their lead at the top, that is if they can overcome Blackburn at Ewood Park. Lets see what the soccer betting choices the odds makers have set out for us in this one.

It doesn't make much of a difference who or where Manchester United is playing; they're likely to be favored in the soccer odds regardless. 

That holds true for Monday as United is priced at -250 at Bovada and -246 at sportsinteraction to head back up to Manchester with all three points. 

On their own pitch the Rovers are anywhere from +650 to +780 underdogs at the soccer betting outlets, while a draw is listed at +350 to +400.

United out for revenge

Manchester united vs. BlackburnThe first meeting of the season between these two clubs ended in a stunning way, with Blackburn securing the 3-2 victory at Old Trafford. Ayegbeni Yakubu netted a brace and Grant Hanley scored the winner with 10 minutes to go.

Such a big win hasn't affected the Rovers' dreary league position though. 

Blackburn is tied for second-from-bottom in the table at 28 points, alongside QPR and Wigan Athletic. Given they only have eight more matches to escape the relegation zone, every remaining fixture will be their biggest of the season.

United meanwhile are unbeaten in 10 league matches and have won six in a row heading into Monday's away clash.

Last weekend the Red Devils beat Fulham 1-0 at home thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal. It wasn't a typical performance from Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson was said to be unimpressed with his crew. 

Two points up on Manchester City with a game in hand, United could really do some damage to their rivals' psyche. 

Rooney will try to act as the catalyst once more, and with the way he's been scoring goals, the chances of him doing so are strong. He's netted 29 times across all competitions for the Red Devils this term. Only Robin van Persie has more. 

Influential strikers on both ends 

On the other side, Yakubu has been a shining light for a team that's suffered quite a bit all season long. Injuries have been detrimental and Steve Kean also lost his captain, Christopher Samba, to Russia during the transfer period. 

Yakubu has 14 league goals this season. Considering he's already torched United once this season, you know Ferguson will have something drawn up to deal with the burly striker the second time around. 

The Red Devils were embarrassed by Blackburn in front of 75,000+, a game that also marred Ferguson's 70th birthday celebrations. They are bound to come out with a point to prove on Monday. 

Momentum is also squarely in United's side right now. They haven't lost in the league since the first week of January, beating Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool and tying Chelsea during that span. 

It's imperative that the Red Devils build up their lead leading up to April 30's penultimate battle with the Citizens at Etihad Stadium. It'd be nice for them to have a little breathing room, and for that to happen they have to beat these weaker sides, even away from Manchester.

Ferguson knows that and will have his boys ready.

FREE Pick: Blackburn 0 Manchester United 2