It is no surprise to see Aston Villa at odds-on to beat Wigan on Saturday, although many punters will be wary of trusting a team with a drawing habit to win.
Alex McLeish’s team were unable to hold their 1-0 lead at QPR last Sunday and Blackburn remain the only side that they have managed to take three points from, with a 3-1 victory coming at the early stage of the season.
Even so, some will have been impressed by the Villans’ lively second-half display at Loftus Road including the movement of Fabian Delph and Barry Bannan in the middle of the park. Ladbrokes (£50 free bets) offer a best price 4/6 that the Midlands team not only continue their unbeaten run but double their win tally for the campaign.
Bannan converted a second half penalty against Rangers, although the Scot looks set to relinquish spot kick duties on Saturday when Darren Bent returns to the team and the home supporters will be hoping that the striker can start blazing a goal trail.
The England forward has just one goal to his name this term although he is the 7/2 favourite to break the deadlock against the Latics who look set for another scrap against relegation this term.
It has been one draw and two defeats on the road for the visitors so far this term and it takes a leap of faith to back them at odds of 5/1 (bet365 – £200 free betting) even if Roberto Martinez’s team do tend to win a handful of games on the road every season.
Charles N’Zogbia was instrumental in keeping Wigan in the top flight last season although the Frenchman will be on the opposing side when the teams kick off on Saturday.