Rubin Kazan v Wigan Athletic Betting Guide

Wigan travel to Russia for an interesting Europa League tie with Rubin Kazan

The Europa League Group D leaders take on their second-placed opponents on Thursday evening, with the visitors unbeaten so far in Europe this term.

Owen Coyle’s team could well be joining Spurs and Swansea in the last 32, with a win and two draws under their belt, and Arsenal may well drop in from the Champions League after a disappointing campaign of their own at the higher level.

This tie is the toughest of their group, against a side who are old hands at playing at the top level in Europe, and the home side are best priced at 4/9 with Bet365 to claim all the points.

The home side are unsurprising favourites considering their European form, winning 5-2 away at maribor, and following that up with a comprehensive 4-0 demolition of Zulte Waregem. Wigan can be considered lucky to have held their Russian opponents to a 1-1 draw at home two weeks ago.

Nevertheless, Wigan have a far from impressive away record so far this season, failing to record a single Championship victory on the road since winning at Barnsley, and the 2-1 victory over Huddersfield on Saturday is their first win in the last five matches.

An away win for Wigan at the Central Stadium can be had for 8/1, while a draw is priced at 7/2. The Wigan manager may take comfort from the fact that Kazan haven’t tasted victory in their last three domestic games.

Rubin’s danger man could well come in the form of Aleksandr Ryazantsev, and the midfielder has scored four times in the last eight games. BetVictor offer (/1 that he scores the opening goal of this encounter, while Nick Powell is 14/1 to achieve the same feat.

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