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Bet on Wigan vs Wolves – Martinez needs strikers to break shackles

| 01.10.2010

Wigan will fancy their chances of gaining a first home victory in the Premier League this season if they can keep things tight for the duration of their clash with relegation rivals Wolves.

Match Odds

Roberto Martinez has watched his side score just two league goals in six games, which is the worst in the top flight, but Wigan do tend to finish well as both of these strikes have come in the final ten minutes.

Wigan are 5/4 to beat Wolves, with a victory certain to see them climb out of the relegation places by leapfrogging their opponents.

A win would also spark further celebrations for Wigan fans as the game represents their 100th at home in the Premier League.

Wolves won their away game at Wigan last season and will want to end their current miserable run which has seen them fail to win in five league games.

They are 9/4 to win at Wigan and ensure that they do not equal their Premier League club record of four successive defeats.

First Goalscorer

One of the problems facing Martinez is who to select in attack in order to fire the goals to improve their chances of climbing the table.

Hugo Rodallega was Wigan’s top scorer last season, while Franco Di Santo could feature as he seems to have quickly recovered from an ankle injury he picked up in their last game, which was a goalless draw at Birmingham.

They are 9/2 and 11/2 to respectively to open the scoring, while Argentine striker Mauro Boselli is still waiting for his first Premier League goal and is also 11/2 to break the deadlock.

Wolves will be relying on strikers Kevin Doyle and Steven Fletcher for the lion’s share of their goals this season and both are 6/1 to be the game’s first goalscorer.

Wigan are 4/5 to be relegated from the Premier League this season, with Wolves also among the favourites at 2/1. See the full Premier League relegation betting odds market.



Ed Needham