Wigan v Liverpool: Double chance on hosts a decent price

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It may have gone unnoticed to many, but Wigan have only lost three of their last eight Premier League games to move out of the relegation places at a far earlier stage than has been notoriously the case and a price of virtually 1/1 looks fine value that they avoid defeat again at home to Liverpool.

Wigan have made a habit of putting up stern resistance against Liverpool, losing only three of their last 10 meetings.

Meanwhile, most importantly ahead of this clash, Liverpool have not left with maximum points on any of their last four visits to the DW Stadium.

Although the recent form of Brendan Rodgers’ team in the top-flight has been good, it is hard to get too excited by odds of 4/5 that they win here.

In terms of match betting, Wigan are 7/2 to triumph, with 5/2 on offer for the draw.

However, punters looking for the safest option of securing a return on their money may be better off taking the 4/6 that both teams are on target, while the 9/5 that over 3.5 goals are scored in total is well worthy of consideration.

Five of Wigan’s last seven at the DW Stadium have seen at least four goals scored, alongside four of Liverpool’s last seven on the road.

Liverpool look a far bigger attacking threat with Daniel Sturridge in the side, but it remains unknown whether he will be passed fit after struggling with a little knock.

He would be a serious contender to open the scoring at 5/1 should he be passed fit, if not Luis Suarez will look even bigger value at 4/1.

Suarez scored twice, including the opener, against Wigan at Anfield back in November and also was the only Liverpool player to strike against Roberto Martinez’ men in either league meeting in the last campaign.

For Wigan, Arouna Kone has found the scoring bug with four goals in his last two appearances. He can be backed at 7/1 to break the deadlock and an enticing 9/4 to find the target at any time in the 90 minutes.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.