There is a double incentive for Swansea to defeat Wigan in the fourth round of the Carling Cup as they look to put one over on former boss Roberto Martinez and reach the quarter finals of the competition for the first time ever.
Swansea have fallen to lower league opposition in the Carling Cup in three of the last four seasons, but there is a strong chance that this is their year to produce a giant killing act.
Only eight places theoretically separate the pair in the complete football table, with Wigan narrowly outside of the relegation places in the Premier League and Swansea flying high in third spot in the Championship.
Swansea may take confidence from the fact that Wigan have only won once at the DW Stadium from six games, while they are unbeaten in their last five Championship games.
Wigan are the 10/11 favourites to beat Swansea, but it is the visitors price of 3/1 to win in the 90 minutes which may offer the better value.
Wigan’s defence has substantially improved since the start of the season, but it may have trouble containing a Swansea attack that has flourished in the Carling Cup so far.
Swansea have scored three goals in all three rounds of the competition and have been drawn away from home in the last two rounds, winning 3-1 on both occasions.
It is 28/1 that Swansea beat Wigan 3-1, while 40/1 is being offered for a 3-0 success.
Wigan do not tend to score heavily often, so those fancying a win for Martinez’ men may want to consider the 7/1 available for a 2-1 triumph.
Wigan did not concede a goal in either game when they faced Swansea most recently in League One in 2001. See the full Wigan vs Swansea match betting odds market.