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Holtamania on Ladbrokes! Wigan striker 10/1 to net first at Barnsley

| 03.08.2013

What better way to prove our commitment to delivering amazing value on the best players every week than by doing it from the very first weekend of the season?

From 12pm to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday, we are doubling Grant Holt’s first goalscorer odds from 5/1 to an enormous 10/1 for his Wigan debut against Barnsley.

Holt was one of the biggest Championship signings of the summer, costing around £2 million, and the Barnsley side that he reacclimatises to the second tier against leaked their way to the division’s fourth-worst defensive record last term.

The 32-year-old was so popular in his four years at former club Norwich that the cult of Holtamania was born, while Norwich’s player of the season award risked being renamed in his honour after three straight successes in three different divisions.

Holt’s last campaign at Championship level in 2010/11 saw him strike 21 times, breaking the deadlock on nine occasions. He has shown that he remains as sharp as ever with three pre-season net ripplers, earning him a 14/1 billing in the top goalscorer market.

Need any more convincing that this is an unbelievable offer? Barnsley conceded the opener in 26 of their league games in 2012/13, more than any team competing in the Championship this time around besides Blackpool.

Wigan are 10/3 to secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt, with Owen Coyle’s men 6/4 to start in the right fashion with victory at Oakwell.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Alex Fortune