Wigan v Newcastle: form teams with differing agendas clash at DW


Six straight successes has meant that finishing in the top four this season is now in Newcastle’s own hands and they can take another step towards this unexpected goal with an away victory at Wigan at 7/5.

Papiss Demba Cisse and Yohan Cabaye have been particularly destructive in this run and confidence has arguably never been higher in the camp.

Newcastle have already won their away games this season against the three clubs below Wigan in the league standings and triumphed in six of their nine showdowns on the road against opposition in the bottom half.

Furthermore, they put to bed their hoodoo of the DW Stadium last season, when after four successive defeats, they secured a 1-0 success.

Although Newcastle are the form team in the Premier League, Wigan are among their nearest contenders in this particular table and 12 points from six games has offered real hope that they can avoid relegation.

Wigan’s odds are 15/8 to beat Newcastle and it has already been mentioned how much they generally count the opposition among their favourites.

The one sticking point for Wigan is that they have only won three times at home all season and they may accept a draw to take them one step closer to safety, which can be backed at 23/10.

Five of the last eight meetings between the pair have ended in a 1-0 win and so Newcastle to land the spoils by this scoreline appeals at 7/1.

With Cisse scoring 11 goals in his last ten games, it is hard to oppose him finding the target and fans of the scorecast can get 22/1 that he grabs the only goal to hand Newcastle victory.



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.