Betting Guide: Stoke v Wigan

Last updated : 07 December 2009 By Dan Buxton

Stoke go into this league clash on the back of a defeat at Arsenal, but with impressive home form this term. Wigan are treading water in the bottom half of the table but have bounced back from a recent 9-1 defeat at Tottenham admirably.

City are, as expected, favourites for the game and are available at 11/10 with William Hill, Bet365 and Coral. Wigan can be backed at 13/5 with Boylesports whilst the draw is 12/5 with SkyBet and Boylesports.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this tense clash and 1-0 is available at 7's with StanJames. The Potters biggest win this season was a 2-0 opening day win over Burnley, they also won by that score in this fixture last season, and SkyBet offer 17/2 that the Potters repeat that. Stoke biggest win over Wigan is two 3-0 wins. Coral, SkyBet and Bet365 offer 18's on that score being repeated.

Due to their leaky defence Wigan may have to score more than once and snatch a 2-1 win. That scoreline is 12's with SkyBet. Wigan won 1-0 in their only ever success away to Stoke and if you think that could be repeated tomorrow then SkyBet will give you 17/2 on that scoreline. Last season this game at the JJB ended 0-0 and SportingBet offer 17/2 on that scoreline being repeated at the Brit. 

Tuncay now has his first league start under his belt and will be looking for his first goal. The Turkish star can be backed at 13/2 with Boylesports and William Hill to break the deadlock.
Ricardo Fuller will be hoping to double his league total with his probably return to the side and he can be backed at 5's with William Hill to net first. Matthew Etherington is in fine form, netting first in two of Stoke's last five games, and can be backed at 12's with William Hill. Andy Wilkinson is getting closer and closer to his first ever league goal and he is 33's with Boylesports and William Hill to net first.

Hugo Rodallega was a big signing last season, is the leader of the Latics attack and is 6/1 with Boylesport to open the scoring whilst Paul Scharner is always a threat in the final third and can be backed at 16/1 with Boylesport and William Hill. Jason Koumas has a sweet left foot and has pulled a few cracking strikes out and most bookies are offering 16's on the midfielder opening the scoring.