Owen Coyle finds himself in a position he hasn’t been in before this season – looking to avoid three straight defeats.
The Trotters haven’t lost three games in a row since April last year and shouldn’t come unstuck against Bolton tonight. Coyle’s men are 4/6 to get the win and should comfortably do so.
Bolton have been brilliant at the Reebok this term, losing only one game – a tight 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Halloween – while beating Tottenham Hotspur and holding Manchester United.
They haven’t had things quite their own way over the Christmas period though, with single goal defeats against Chelsea and Liverpool meaning they have slipped to seventh in the league.
Wigan would absolutely love to be in that position. They are only out of the relegation places by just a single point after a run of one win in seven games.
In a further blow to the Latics, he will be without Charles N’Zogbia who is suspended following his sending off in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal last week.
Without their chief attacking threat, Wigan will struggle to break down a defence that hasn’t conceded more than two goals in a game since their 4-1 defeat at the Emirates in early September.
Bolton won their last game against Wigan at the Reebok 4-0. It shouldn’t be as big a score this time around, but the outcome will still be the same.
Back a Bolton win at 4/6 and the game to finish 2-0 at a very tempting 6/1.
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