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Bet on Wigan vs Arsenal – No home win repeat for goal-shy Wigan

| 29.12.2010

Wigan may have won their Premier League game at home to Arsenal last season, but that may have a difficult task repeating the feat during the current campaign.

Match Odds

Since debuting in the Premier League in 2005 Wigan have faced Arsenal on ten occasions, with their 3-2 triumph at the DW Stadium last season their only victory in this time.

Premier League betting odds have Wigan at 6/1 to take the three points again, but this would mean improving on their home form.

No team in the Premier League have won fewer than the two home victories Wigan have secured this season, while they are also the joint-lowest scorers at home, as they have managed just eight goals in their nine fixtures at the DW Stadium.

Arsenal have been fairly productive on their travels and it is their home form that has hindered their title aspirations, despite their recent morale-boosting victory over Chelsea.

They have won five of their nine away games and Arsenal’s betting odds are 4/9 to beat Wigan, as they have done in the Carling Cup already this season.

First Goalscorer

Punters looking for some value in the betting market may want to focus on the first goalscorer market.

Arsenal defenders have a good record of scoring against Wigan in the past, with Thomas Vermaelen, Mikael Silvestre and William Gallas all netting against the opposition.

Sebastien Squillaci is still waiting for his first Premier League goal since arriving at the Emirates from Sevilla, but he has shown his scoring prowess in the Champions League with a goal against Partizan.

Squillaci is 20/1 to open the scoring against Wigan, although it may be best to avoid fellow defender Johan Djourou in this market as he has never scored for Arsenal despite being with the club since 2004.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.