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Wigan vs Bolton – Bet on this cup tie being settled on penalties

| 16.02.2011

Wednesday night throws up the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of football and while Arsenal entertain Barcelona in the capital, Wigan will host Bolton in what is sure to provide us with the bad and the ugly.

It’s worth looking at the to qualify betting market with the 90 minutes expected to end in a draw, and Bolton look the pick at 10/11 to qualify as they can boast the strongest attacking line-up should the game go to penalties.

Match Odds

We’re not in for a classic at the DW Stadium, the last eight meetings between the two have produced just ten goals and the two league ties between the two this season both finished 1-1 – a scoreline priced at 11/2.

The draw is available at 23/10 but if a team is to win, punters would be better off backing Bolton at 7/4 considering the one game that has been won in the last six games was by Bolton when they trounced Wigan 4-0.

But Bolton have lost their last four FA Cup ties against Premier League teams that have gone to a replay, and while Wigan are 6/4 to win in the 90 minutes, punters should stick to the draw.

Total Goals

Nine goals in their last 19 FA Cup matches against Premier League opposition suggests Bolton may have trouble scoring on Wednesday night.

But while it’s 2/1 that Wigan keep a clean sheet, the Lactics have only kept two clean sheets in their last 15 FA Cup matches and they were both to lower league opposition.

Under 2.5 looks the pick of the betting markets at 8/11 but it may be worth a punt on the 0-0 scoreline which looks a huge price at 8/1 considering it’s happened three times in the last three games between the two.

A £25 stake on Wigan and Bolton ending 0-0 would return £225. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.