Aston Villa’s away form in the Premier League this season has been ordinary to say the least, but they could be a sound bet at 6/4 to leave Wigan with the three points.
Villa have only won once on the road this season in eight games, but perhaps more problematic is that they have only managed five goals, while shipping 18 at the other end.
However, none of the last eight Premier League clashes between Villa and Wigan have been won by the home team and Roberto Martinez’ side have claimed just one win in their last ten top flight games.
This run has seen them slip into the relegation zone on goal difference, although Wigan’s betting odds are 9/5 to take a step back in the right direction and beat Gerard Houllier’s team.
Another factor in Wigan’s favour is that they are unbeaten in their last five home games, despite winning just two of their last ten at the DW Stadium.
Villa may have won on their last three visits to the DW Stadium, but they could potentially be without two of their most potent attacking threats.
Gabby Agbonlahor has scored in both of his last two away games with Wigan but could miss out with illness, while Villa must decide whether to give Ashley Young an injection to play through ankle ligament damage.
Emile Heskey returned to action with the winner against West Brom and therefore could be the best bet to open the scoring at 7/1, while Villa’s top scorer Stewart Downing is 10/1.
The favourite in this Premier League betting odds market is Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega at 6/1 and in all four games in which he has found the target this season, Wigan have avoided defeat.
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