Manchester United will win but the title is City's - Wright
By Julian Shea.
Kick off Sunday 13 May 2012 at 15:00, Stadium of Light.
Come Sunday tea-time the question will be anwered, blue or red, City or United - and Absolute Radio's Rock 'n Roll Football will bring you all the excitement and action of the final day of the season as it happens.
Sunday's exclusive live commentary game is Sunderland against reigning champions Manchester United, and according to Absolute's voice of football, Ian Wright, it will be a case of too little, too late from Sir Alex Ferguson's men.
'For me, it's got to be a United win - Sunderland have been looking towards next season for the last few weeks,' he said.
'They must be so relieved they went through that great spell when Martin O'Neill first took over as it's got them into a safe position. United will win but I expect City to beat QPR as well so they'll be champions - I just hope it's tight right down to the final minutes of the season.'
Having enjoyed a real mid-season bounce following O'Neill's appointment as Steve Bruce's successor, Sunderland have gone off the boil in spectacular fashion in recent weeks, with no wins in their last seven games, and failing to even manage a goal in four of those matches.
Under the circumstances, although he has no new injuries to contend with, O'Neill may opt to try and shake things up by changing the side.
Former United defender Wes Brown is unlikely to feature, though, as his recovery from the knee problem which has kept him out since January has come just that bit too late, and Kieran Richardson and midfielder Sebastian Larsson (both hernia) are definitely out.
For the champions, Phil Jones is sure to start at the heart of defence after Chris Smalling (groin) joined Jonny Evans on the sick list.
Up front, Danny Welbeck's ankle problem keeps him out again, so Javier Hernandez is likely to partner Wayne Rooney again.
Anyone looking for omens, the last time Manchester City won the title, in 1968, it was because title rivals United lost to Sunderland on the final day.
The most unpredictable season in years has just 90 minutes to go. Is there time for one more twist?
Listen to our football experts Russ Williams, Jim Proudfoot and Ian Wright for a look ahead to the weekend's games in Friday's edition of Ian Wright's podcast. Get the free podcast now.