Betting Guide: Wigan v Stoke

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 08 February 2010

Stoke go into this league clash on the back of a great win over Blackburn, and sit 11th in the league. Wigan are struggling down at the bottom and haven't won at home since November.

Wigan's home advantage means they are, as expected, favourites for the game and are available at 5/4 with BlueSQ, Boylesports and Victor Chandler. Stoke can be backed at 13/5 with Victor Chandler.The draw is 12/5 with Boylesports.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this tense clash and 1-0 is available at 9's with BlueSQ. The Potters biggest win this season was a 3-0 win over Blackburn on Saturday, and Bet365, William Hill and SkyBet offer 50/1 that the Potters repeat that. The Potters have scored goals at ease lately and SkyBet and BlueSQ offer 12/1 on a 2-1 Stoke win.

Wigan may have to put aside recent form and grind out a 1-0 win. That scoreline is 7/1 with Coral, Ladbrokes and StanJames. Wigan look to attack with Hugo Rodallega a key player and if leading late on could double the advantage. It is 9/1 with most bookies the Latics win 2-0. Wigan have conceded a stack of goals lately and 2-2 is 18/1 with SkyBet.

Mama Sidibe is in a good vein of form right now and netted for the second time this year at the weekend and will be hoping for more again. The hitman is 9/1 with Bet365 and BetFred to open the scoring.
Ricardo Fuller has five goals this season, but only one in the league, and will be looking to double his own league goal total and he can be backed at 7's with BetFred and StanJames to score first. Matthew Etherington put in a fantastic performance again last week and is in terrific form, netting five times this season, and can be backed at 16's at Bet365 and Coral. Rob Huth is a danger from set pieces for the Potters and he is 25's with Ladbrokes, PaddyPower and BetFred to net first on Tuesday.

Hugo Rodallega has been Wigans main goal threat and is 6's with Paddy Power and StanJames to open the scoring whilst Paul Scharner has also netted a few and can be backed at 16's at Ladbrokes. Charles N'Zogbia is probably the most sought after Wigan player and the 10/1 odd's, available at Paddy Power and BetFred, seem very good value.

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