Wigan have everything to play for in their penultimate home match of the campaign, while Everton realistically need to win to maintain their slim chances of a top-six finish.
The story of this season’s Premier League relegation battle has been of teams battling their way out of the drop zone only to surrender their momentum as soon as survival looms and end up right back in danger.
It’s happened to West Ham and Wolves and Wigan are in danger of being the latest victims having followed their climb out of the bottom three with a defeat at freefalling Sunderland, and they are 6/4 to lose again against Everton.
That looks a great price given that the Toffees have been victorious on three of their last four trips to the DW Stadium, while Roberto Martinez’s side have won just four times as hosts, and never against a team ranked higher than 14th.
The visitors have collected more points on their travels than any other club outside the top five but if you doubt their chances of collecting three points, odds of 9/5 are offered on Wigan and 23/10 on the draw.
The Latics hold the unwanted honour of having the joint-most important home attack in the division and Everton average only 1.12 goals a game away, so it’s no surprise that under 2.5 goals are expected at 4/6.
Wigan have failed to net in front of their fans on six occasions – only three other teams have suffered such a fate more than three times – so small stakes wagers on the Everton clean sheet at 21/10 and win to nil at 10/3 are worth considering.
A £30 stake on David Moyes’ men winning without conceding would provide a £100 profit. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.