Make money on tonight’s relegation battle
If you’re a fan of either West Brom or Wigan then tonight’s game looks set to be 90 minutes of nerve- jangling, nail-biting hell. For the rest of you though, it represents a nice chance to pick up a couple of quid.
Here’s what our handsome friends at Betfair Football think about tonight’s action…
West Brom’s form is uninspiring, with seven of their last eight fixtures in all competitions ending in defeat, but both the addition of a new forward in loanee Carlos Vela and their home record in games that fall under the “must win” category suggest they should be backed at 1.76 to beat Wigan.
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The Baggies have taken ten points from their four clashes with bottom-half clubs at The Hawthorns, being held by Bolton and getting the better of more immediate relegation rivals Blackpool, Fulham and Birmingham so while they lost at Wigan, it should be a different story in front of their own fans.
Wigan have been pretty dismal on their travels, their Boxing Day win at Wolves accounting for half of the six points they’ve achieved in their last nine away encounters, so a risk-free bet on the draw at 3.85 appears rather bold, let alone a punt on the Latics victory at 5.7.
Roberto Martinez’s side have failed to score on their three other trips to face teams ranked just above them by a margin of five points of fewer, a trend that suggests that those brave enough to back West Brom to keep only their second clean sheet of the campaign at 2.62 may be rewarded.
Six of Baggies top goalscorer Peter Odemwingie’s eight Premier League goals have come in the Black Country so the Nigerian forward is the obvious choice to break the deadlock at 5.9. If you fancy a Wigan player to do the honours then Hugo Rodallega, first goal grabber in both of their away triumphs, is the standout at 9.0.