Wigan odds-on for FA Cup relegation double

Wigan’s Saturday night jubilation would have been short lived as the club’s relegation rivals won crucial games on Sunday to leave the Lancashire side on the brink.

Bookmaker Paddy Power have the Lactics at odds of 1/40 on to be relegated, a result that will be confirmed with anything less than a win against Arsenal on Tuesday night.

In the battle of the Roberto’s at the weekend it was Martinez who came out on top with his side defying the odds to claim the FA Cup. However, all those connected with the club would have been dismayed to see Newcastle and Norwich both win to leave Wigan requiring another upset, this time against Arsenal on Tuesday. The Londoners are chasing a top four spot and are 1/3 favourites to win the game. With goals likely the odds on there being over 2.5 are at 7/5 and a 3-0 Arsenal win is 17/2. On form Theo Walcott is favourite to get the first goal at 9/2 with the odds on Wigan winning the game at a long 8/1.

Aston Villa, currently 33/1 to be relegated, and Sunderland, currently 20/1 to be relegated, will be glued to Tuesday evening’s game as a win for Arsenal will confirm both clubs survival. After Chelsea confirmed their place in the Champions League next season the Gunner will be seeking to do the same and are favourites at 8/11 to secure the final spot ahead of Spurs who are at evens.

Although Wigan’s owner Dave Whelan was ecstatic with his club’s FA Cup victory he’ll know that his manager is looking increasingly likely to be poached by a club staying in the Premier League. Martinez is the favourite for the now vacant Everton job at odds of 15/8 and is also 7/1 to be the next Liverpool boss. If Martinez does stay then he’ll have the Europa League to contend with, Wigan are 100/1 with Paddy Power to win the competition next year.

The other Roberto involved in Saturday’s drama saw the FA Cup as the way to salvage his season and the shock loss has led to Manuel Pellegrini being shortened to 1/10 to be the next Manchester City boss. Elsewhere in the managerial circus it seems former England boss Steve McClaren is looking likely to be the next Wolves boss having had his odds slashed from 7/1 to 10/3 over the weekend.

A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “Wigan’s superb result over Man City may award them the unfortunate claim to be fame of being the first club to win the FA Cup and be relegated in the same season. Even if lightning strikes twice and they beat Arsenal they still need to overhaul an improving Aston Villa side to survive, surely even Houdini-ez can’t get them out of this one.”

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Posted on:- 13/05/2013 - 12:32 PM
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