Wolves v Wigan: Latics to edge relegation battle

The home side narrowly shade the form battle

The lunchtime kick-off on Sunday brings two hopelessly out-of-form teams together at Molineux in a game that could have big relegation implications, even at this relatively early stage of the season.

The home side narrowly shade the form battle, having gained a solitary point out of their last six games compared to Wigan’s terrible run of seven straight league defeats. It is clear that Wigan are going to struggle all the way due to their anaemic threat in front of goal, having scored a measly six goals all season. The loss of Charles N’Zogbia to Aston Villa during the summer seems to have affected the craft that The Latics have shown in attack. The same can’t be said for Wolves, who are never short of a goal. The problem for Mick McCarthy’s men this season is the defence, as they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven league games.

The advantage that Wolves will have in this encounter is the ability to nick a goal with Kevin Doyle and Sylvain Ebanks-Blake regularly popping up in the right place.

However, with the results Roberto Martinez’s men are showing, their form can only go upwards. Wigan tend to be a team that come up with the freakish result of the weekend that absolutely no-one could predict, or at least be willing to put their weekly wage on. I think that they can get something out of this game if they can defend more stoutly, and ultimately keep a clean sheet, because Wigan are not built to score two or three goals a game, even considering the manager’s philosophy of attacking football. If the away team can keep Wolves goalless, then they have every chance of coming away from the Midlands with a vital away-day victory.

Recommended Bet:

Wigan to win 1-0 @ 12/1 with Bet365.

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 04/11/2011 - 14:33 PM
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