Birmingham vs Wigan – Unbeaten home streak to surpass a year
Wigan have already surprised once on their travels this season and they will have to repeat this performance if they want to end the longest unbeaten home record in the Premier League.
Birmingham will have gone a year unbeaten at St Andrew’s in the top flight if they can avoid defeat against Wigan, which is something they have done at home in their last seven meetings against the opposition.
Alex McLeish’s men are 4/5 to beat Wigan in the Premier League betting odds, despite having only won twice in their last 15 league fixtures.
Wigan may have never won away at Birmingham and lost on their last three visits, but will take great confidence from their unexpected 1-0 victory at Tottenham, which ended a sequence of six straight defeats on the road.
They are 7/2 to win at Birmingham and potentially move out of the Premier League relegation places.
James McFadden scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Birmingham won at home to Wigan last season, but a repeat is off the cards as the Scot is still recovering from undergoing knee surgery.
Birmingham will be hoping on more goals from their strikers as Craig Gardner has proved to be their most prolific marksman so far this season.
Gardner has already scored four times in all competitions from midfield and is 9/1 to be the first goalscorer against Wigan.
There is a strong possibility that Cameron Jerome will start for Birmingham and he is 4/1 to open the scoring.
Wigan’s best chance of scoring may come from a set-play or from the penalty spot, as Birmingham have already conceded three spot-kicks this season, which is more than any other team in the division.
Hugo Rodallega is a contender to be on penalty-taking duty for Wigan and is 8/1 to break the deadlock.
Wigan have not conceded an away goal in the Premier League this season. See the whole Birmingham vs Wigan match betting market.