The Toffees produced a spirited display to beat Premier League leaders Manchester City on Tuesday night and the feelgood factor increased after the Merseyside club captured the signatures of Nikica Jelavic and Steven Pienaar, the latter of whom seems to regret ever making the switch to Tottenham Hotspur.
Everton are into the top half after that excellent victory over City and are strong favourites to claim another three points on Saturday, with a best price of 6/5 (Betfred £50 free bet) available that they win at the DW Stadium.
Denis Stracqualursi produced his best performance in a blue shirt during the week and the Argentine is probably overpriced at 10/1 to score the first goal of this match considering that he gave Messrs Kompany and Lescott a torrid time of things.
However, one can’t help but feel there has been an overreaction to that Everton win and Wigan will certainly look upon this match as must-win if they are to start working their way out of the Premier League relegation zone.
It is a feat that Roberto Martinez has managed on two occasions in the past couple of seasons and the odds are once again stacked against the Spaniard although there are 15 games left and plenty of points on the table.
Paddy Power offer 13/5 about the Latics and that is too big a price considering they have claimed a point against Chelsea and Liverpool at home this season.