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Swansea v Wigan: Latics to avoid defeat at the Liberty

| 19.10.2012

Roberto Martinez returns to south Wales to face a former club who seem to be in a spot of bother at the moment.

The Spaniard’s charges failed to muster a goal in the two Premier League meetings last year, but he will fancy his chances of getting a result against a team whose horrible run of form has culminated in reports of player revolt at Michael Laudrup’s training regimes. This makes Wigan’s 5/2 price very tempting indeed.

Swansea have failed to win a Premier League match since beating West Ham in late August, and have failed to score a goal in top-flight action in three of their past four attempts.

They’ve conceded at least two goals in every game played since the beginning of September and Wigan are more than capable of adding to their misery at the Liberty Stadium. A price of 15/8 says the Latics will net between 2-3 goals here, which is well worth getting involved with.

They notched twice at Southampton, a side who share similar attacking laurels as the Swans, and ran in four goals at Upton Park in the Capital One Cup too.

Wigan have started the season in notoriously poor fashion and will be more than happy with a draw here against a side shaping up to be relegation rivals.

Two poor defences going toe-to-toe spells a flood of goals and a second successive 2-2 for both teams is marked up at 12/1 and far from impossible, whereas an away win or draw with three goals or more scored is priced generously at 23/10 and is the bet to lump on.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date

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James Middleton