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Wigan vs Man Utd – United to retain perfect record

| 25.02.2011

Manchester United have been invincible against Wigan in recent seasons and 1/2 looks a fine price in the Premier League betting that they extend their winning run to 13 games against the opposition.

Match Odds

The two clubs met for the first time ever in 2005 and Manchester United have won all 12 league meetings since, plus their one clash in the Carling Cup.

Alongside claiming these victories, Manchester United have also conceded just four goals against Wigan and only one of these have come in the last seven showdowns.

Therefore, Manchester United’s betting odds to win to nil may also be on the generous side at 5/4, particularly as only two teams in the Premier League have scored fewer goals on their own patch this season than Wigan.

Wigan are 6/1 to beat Manchester United for the first time and have shown some resilience in recent weeks by going three straight Premier League games without tasting defeat.

Meanwhile, they may also be able to take advantage of a slightly second string Manchester United team.

Sir Alex Ferguson may decide to rest some of his star names after their mid-week away trip in the Champions League and the fact they travel to Chelsea in a crunch Premier League clash on Tuesday.

First Goalscorer

Some 12 members of Manchester United’s current squad have previously scored goals against Wigan, with strikers Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney proving especially prolific against them.

Rooney has nine goals in 12 games against Wigan in all competitions, while Berbatov has found the target in five of his eight Premier League outings against the opposition.

It is 7/2 in the Premier League odds that Rooney scores the first goal against Wigan, while Berbatov is 4/1 to break the deadlock.

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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.