Betting Preview - Stoke v Wigan
Feature by Dan Buxton
Updated Saturday, 21st May 2011
A look at the best odds for the Potters final game of the season
Stoke City will look to pick up another victory to finish off a successful season with a flourish, and relegate Wigan in the process.
Amazingly the visitors are favourites at 13/8 with VictorChandler, the draw is 13/5 with VictorChandler, whilst a City win is available at 7/4 with BlueSQ, StanJames and Coral.
Stoke will hope to make three seasons in a row with a higher finish and higher points total, but need a victory to do so. A repeat of the result the last time the Potters beat Wigan at the Britannia Stadium, a 2-0 win in May 2009, is available at 16's with Coral. Quite a few of the Potters wins this season have been by a wide margin. A 3-0 win, to add to that total and finish the season in style, is available at 33's with StanJames and Coral.
Wigan will be hoping to keep themselves in with a chance of staying up with a win against City and 1-0 would do the visitors just nicely. That score is available at 17/2 with Bet365 and WilliamHill. Seven of the Potters games this season have ended 2-1 so 9's with SkyBet for a 2-1 Wigan win could turn out to be a good bet.
Kenwyne Jones is the Potters top scorer, and is on fire at the minute, and is 13/2 with VictorChandler to open the scoring whilst Jon Walters is also tied with Jones at the top of the goalscoring charts and will be looking to go outright at the top of the goal charts. The Irishman is 15/2 with VictorChandler to score first on Saturday. In form winger Jermaine Pennant was Man of the Match in the last two home games and has netted three times recently. He can be backed at 18's, with VictorChandler, to break the deadlock.
Wigan have come into form of late and Charles N'Zogbia has continued to be a thorn in opponents side. The Frenchman is 15/2 with VictorChandler to break the deadlock, whilst Hugo Rodallega will be hoping to inspire his side to a much needed victory over the Potters and is available at 25/4 with UniBet to net first and impress in front of a manager, in Tony Pulis, who has been tracking him lately.