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Aston Villa vs Wigan – Villains to bring end to dry scoring streak

| 07.05.2011

With Aston Villa having such a dismal home record against Wigan in the Premier League, it may pay to focus on goals rather than the result when the pair clash at Villa Park this season.

Match Odds

Villa have failed to win any of their five home games with Wigan in the Premier League and this is a poor record against a team that has tended to flounder around the relegation places.

Therefore, 5/6 seems a bit of a short price in the Premier League odds that Aston Villa beat Wigan, although it could be argued that their winless streak will have to end at some point.

They will have the added incentive of securing a first victory under assistant boss Gary McAllister, since he temporarily took over managerial duties from Gerard Houllier following his period of illness.

Wigan have almost escaped the relegation places after their recent improvement form at the right time of the season and have only lost two of their last six Premier League games.

Given their good record at Villa Park, Roberto Martinez’ men may see this as a great chance to take three points and are 10/3 to do so.

Wigan would probably take a point in their quest for survival and are 5/2 to leave Villa Park with a draw.

Both Teams To Score

In their five home games with Wigan, Aston Villa have only ever managed a total of one goal, but there is a strong possibility that they will improve on this form this season, particularly with Darren Bent in their ranks.

With clean sheets proving difficult for both clubs of late, the best bet in the Premier League odds could prove the 4/6 that both clubs find the target.

Aston Villa have only managed to shut out the opposition in two of their last 25 Premier League games, while Wigan have just one clean sheet in their last 15 fixtures on their travels.

A £30 stake on Aston Villa beating Wigan 3-1 would return £360. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 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.