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Bet on Wigan vs Aston Villa – History implies away win

| 25.01.2011

Aston Villa may not have won back-to-back league games since the appointment of Gerard Houllier as manager, but they are a decent price in the Premier League odds at 13/10 to do so by beating Wigan.

Match Odds

Villa will head to the DW Stadium high on confidence after beating Manchester City 1-0 and travel to a Wigan team with the second worst home record in the Premier League this season.

Furthermore, Villa have won on their last three trips to Wigan, with the team playing at home failing to win any of the last eight showdowns between the pair.

In Wigan’s favour is that they are unbeaten in their last five home games and the fact that Villa have only won once on their travels in the top flight this season.

Wigan’s betting odds are 21/10 to beat Aston Villa, with the draw a more than likely outcome at 23/10.

To Score At Any Time

Goals are likely to be scarce, particularly with Wigan having the worst record in front of goal across the whole Premier League.

Meanwhile, Villa are not particularly prolific on the road, but they will be confident that Darren Bent can build on his debut strike against Manchester City.

Bent may not have scored against Wigan since 2007, but is 5/4 to do in the fixture, while the returning Emile Heskey is 5/2 to find the target against his former club.

Villa have only kept one clean sheet since October, which may bode well for Wigan’s strikers.

Hugo Rodallega is perhaps the most likely to find the scoresheet and can be backed at 9/4 to strike at any time in the 90 minutes.

A £25 stake on the scorecast of Aston Villa beating Wigan 1-0 and Bent scoring the only goal again would return £625. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



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.