Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic latest odds, news and free bets

A very simple equation for Blackburn Rovers on Monday night. Fail to win this match and the Lancashire club will be playing their football in the Championship next season, having amassed just 31 points from 36 played

Sunday’s trip to Chelsea might mean that even a victory against the Latics won’t be enough to keep Steve Kean’s men in the top flight, although they would love to give themselves a sporting chance and the bookies make them marginal favourites at 8/5 (bet365 £200 free bets).

Blackburn did manage to win their last match at Ewood Park although the other six matches played most recently have ended in defeat starting with a 2-1 reverse at the Reebok Stadium just as Rovers looked to be pulling away from the drop zone.

Wigan have been faring much better in recent weeks and they have a big chance to secure their Premier League status for another season considering that a point will be enough for Roberto Martinez’s side after Bolton’s failure to beat West Brom on Sunday.

The Latics are clearly one of the form teams in the Premier League as can be seen by recent wins over Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle – the latter of which was by an incredible 4-0 scoreline.

It is likely that the majority of match bets will be on the visitors at odds of 15/8 (Paddy Power free bets) considering they were full value for a victory at the Emirates Stadium and Victor Moses looks a great bet to score the opening goal.

Wigan only need a draw to be sure of staying in the top flight which would resemble another Great Escape and mean that no nerves will be on show for the team’s final game of the campaign.

The bookies offer odds of 12/5 that this match ends all square, something which could be the likeliest result.

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