Wigan return to the DW Stadium after defeats on the road against Everton and Manchester City, with Roberto Martinez hoping that the Latics’ home form once again helps them keep afloat in the Premier League this term.
Athletic started the season with a 1-1 draw against Norwich, although they did manage to beat QPR 2-0 and might be overpriced at 10/3 (Victor Chandler – £25 free bets) to claim victory against a Tottenham team who are starting to get their act together after a slow start.
Spurs are odds-on with most firms to win Saturday’s match although Ladbrokes (£50 free betting) are happy to offer their customers evens and we shouldn’t forget that Tottenham won just seven of their nineteen games on the road last term, even if they did pulverise Liverpool last Sunday.
Perhaps the visitors will make their class tell and the midfield duo of Luka Modric and Scott Parker can expect to see plenty of the ball in this contest, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe looking to forge the sort of partnership that saw both players get on the scoresheet last Sunday.
Adebayor is clearly a class act that often has an attitude problem and the Togolese forward is 5/1 to break the deadlock at the DW Stadium with Defoe on offer at an eye-catching 6/1. If you feel that Spurs are going to lead at half-time and full-time, then 12/5 is available about Harry Redknapp’s side.
Franco Di Santo might enjoy a breakthrough season for Wigan this term and the former Chelsea forward has three to his name already this term with 9/1 available about the striker putting the Latics one ahead.