This betting review covers the Wigan v Newcastle clash, which will be screened Live on Sky Sports 1. The game could have a big bearing on the relegation picture, but can the Latics take advantage of Newcastle’s frail record away from home?
Match: Wigan v Newcastle
Competition: The Premier League
Kick Off: 16:00 17/03/2013 (GMT)
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Wigan have only won one of their last eight in the Premier League, but did enjoy a very good win at Goodison Park in the FA Cup quarter final last weekend. They remain in the bottom three though, and Aston Villa’s win on Saturday leaves the Latics six points from safety. If they are to bridge that gap, that have to take advantage of their home games, particularly those against sides around them.
Newcastle have won four of the last six in the Premier League and the influx of french players during the January transfer window has led to a recovery. They remain on the fringes of the relegation dog fight however – and this is mainly down to some very poor away form, which has seen them lose eight of fourteen. The recent win at Aston Villa remains the solitary away victory, but if they can pick up another here, any lingering relegation fears will be put to bed.
Wigan have drawn four of their home games 2-2 this term, and the odds on that scoreline this time are 17.0 with BetVictor. Newcastle have also seen two of their road games finish with that score. A repeat of the Magpies 3-0 win in the reverse fixture is 51.0 – again with BetVictor.
The goal scorer markets throw up some prices of interest. Kone is Wigan’s leading marksmen, and can be backed at 2.7 with bwin to score at anytime. Cabaye is 6.0 with William Hill to score anytime, and that looks of note with the Frenchman finding some form of late. Elsewhere Scharner is 10 with BetVictor and bwin, and Cisse is 3.0 with bwin.
The Man of the Match market is always a puzzle, again Cisse will give a fair run as goalscorers are usually favoured. He can be backed at 9.0 with BetVictor to take the champagne. Sissoko has been catching the eye since signing in January, and he is available at 13.0. For the hosts, Gomez is 13.0 and Maloney is 15.0 (all BetVictor).