We all know that Wigan will loiter around the relegation zone until April before Roberto Martinez’s men collect the points needed to stay in the Premier League and prove all the doubters wrong.
It is rare that the Latics get beaten home and away by Liverpool in recent seasons, with Wigan usually good for a point at the DW Stadium and many will prefer to back the 3/1 (bet365 – £200 free bets) about the match finishing in a draw rather than the odds-on about the visitors landing all three points.
Perhaps the Reds are better suited to playing away from home under Kenny Dalglish’s preferred formation which consists of fielding Luis Suarez as the lone man in attack, being supported by the pace of Craig Bellamy and Stewart Downing.
Only Suarez will know how he failed to score against Aston Villa on Sunday after his delicate chip rebounded off the post following on from a smashed shot which cannoned off the crossbar. The Uruguayan is hot favourite at 9/2 (William Hill – £25 free betting) to score the first goal of this particular game.
Stan James are the most generous with their odds about a Liverpool win, something which has happened on five of the eight occasions that the Merseyside club have taken to the road this term, while they have also won at Chelsea and Stoke in the Carling Cup. Therefore, there will be a few backers of the 3/5 considering they were quickly 2-0 up at Villa Park.
Even so, Wigan have had an extra day to prepare for this match and will be confident of holding another big club at home after that 1-1 draw with Chelsea which illustrates that they are far from being the whipping boys of the division.