iBet: A great chance for Wigan to take relegation scrap to final day

Gareth Purnell

Premier League

Wigan V Swansea, kick off 7.45pm

Back Wigan’s Callum McManaman to score at any time

What a game this is in determining the last relegation spot. Wigan basically need to win, but if they can get three points they can still afford to lose at The Emirates and go into their last game against Aston Villa, knowing that a win will put them on 41 points and probable safety. By the same token Villa (who look too big at 33-1 for relegation) know that they need a point next weekend at home to Chelsea to prevent them going into that last game needing something. And there are four teams between Villa and Wigan!

Of course Roberto Martinez’s men need to get the job done first and Wigan are a hard team to recommend with confidence especially at odds on (even at home their goal difference this season is minus 12). However, this is their time of year and it is a great chance for them. Swansea have simply not put it in since their cup victory. The only team they have beaten in eight games since the cup triumph has been bang out-of-form Newcastle. They have not scored in their last three games, and their talisman Michu is out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. I can’t see value in the results betting, but Callum McManaman has scored in the last three games that Wigan have, and it could be worth a punt on him to score at any time.


Spurs are now as big as 2/1 for a top four finish after Chelsea’s victory at Old Trafford on Sunday. The two teams meet in a crunch game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

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