Wigan vs Chelsea: Blues to inflict more misery on struggling Latics
After a tough few weeks for Andre Villas-Boas and his Chelsea side, they should finally be able to relax a little in this Saturday’s game against Wigan Athletic.
The Blues have come through tricky games against Newcastle United, Valencia and Manchester City with three victories and a fourth consecutive win should be on the cards in this clash…
It goes without saying that Chelsea are the massive favourites for this clash and are currently priced at 2/5 to get the win after winning 11 of the 13 meetings between these sides since Wigan made it to the Premier League.
Wigan did manage to pick up a draw at Stamford Bridge back in 2008 though and they beat the Blues 3-1 back in September 2009 at the DW Stadium.
If you fancy Wigan to get their third win in four Premier League outings though, then they can be backed at 7/1 to get the win, while the draw is slightly shorter at 7/2.
The Blues have hit 15 goals without reply in their previous three meetings with Wigan – including a 6-0 hammering at the DW Stadium and an 8-0 win at the Bridge that secured the 2009/10 Premier League title.
With that in mind, backing over 3.5 goals could prove to be a very lucrative punt at 6/4.
Finally, Fernando Torres didn’t even get on the pitch in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Monday and, if he’s ever going to start a game for Chelsea, this must surely be it.
Backing Torres to score first at 7/2 is well worth consideration – he’s got to score at some point, hasn’t he?