Can either of these teams be backed with a degree of confidence? Wolverhampton Wanderers were unbeaten after three Premier League games this term, although a 2-2 draw with Swansea is the only point they have to show for their endeavours since then.
Mick McCarthy’s team really should have lost that game against the Swans and it is imperative that they land victory ahead of forthcoming trips to Everton and Chelsea where points might be harder to come by.
The bookies actually make Wolves odds-on favourites (bet365 – £200 free bets) to win at Molineux on Sunday, although that is more down to the fact that Wigan are so woeful at the moment, with the Latics sitting rock bottom of the table.
Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Fulham saw Roberto Martinez’s side fail to create many goalscoring chances and this could be the season where Wigan are unable to finish 17th or higher, with the Spaniard deserving credit for having kept Athletic in the top flight over the past two seasons.
Since drawing at Swansea in their first away game, Wigan have not managed to get a point on the road although they were a tad unlucky to lose 1-0 at Newcastle recently with Tim Krul having pulled off some great saves in that game before the Magpies scored a late winner. Ladbrokes (£50 free betting) offer 7/2 that the visitors win the match and that could mean the writing is on the wall for McCarthy.