Wigan face Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season but the fixture will not have the tension that looked likely a few months ago. Since then, Wolves have been condemned to the second tier of English football, while Wigan have secured their top flight status for another season – but there is still a betting opportunity to be had…
Wigan to win to nil 2/1 @ Ladbrokes
Wigan Home Form
The Latics have put together a run of form at home that would have seen them compete for the title if they had managed it since day one of the season. A 2-0 win versus Stoke was followed by stunning wins against both Manchester United and then Newcastle – that latest victory coming courtesy of a thumping 4-0 win. With 7 goals scored and none conceded the visit of rock-bottom Wolves gives Wigan the perfect opportunity to finish their season with a resounding win.
With away wins coming at Liverpool, Arsenal and Blackburn, Roberto Martinez has seen his team collect 18 points from the last 24 on offer.
It is 12 games since Mick McCarthy was sacked at Wolves, and they have collected just 4 points. They have been beaten in 8 of those fixtures, and have failed to score 7 times. It has been a horrendous run and there is very little evidence to suggest they will put up a great deal of resistance at the DW Stadium. The recent away draw at Swansea came about after the Swans raced into a 3 goal lead inside half an hour, and the fight back says more about the Welsh side relaxing than it does Wolves.
Wigan v Wolves Verdict
The 4/6 on Wigan has been snapped up, but 2/1 is still available (Ladbrokes) on Wigan winning to nil. With 3 clean sheets in their last 3 home games – against better attacking teams than Wolves – that price offers some value.