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Chelsea vs Wigan – Home win to nil safe bet

| 09.04.2011

An away game at Chelsea is not what a club needs when they are bottom of the table and battling for safety and it is unlikely that Wigan are going to improve on their current precarious position at Stamford Bridge.

Match Odds

Chelsea have won ten of their 12 Premier League meetings with Wigan and have been especially dominant in their most recent encounters.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team have scored 14 goals without reply in their last two meetings, which includes a 6-0 win at Wigan earlier in the season.

It is 1/5 in the Premier League odds that Chelsea beat Wigan again, while better value may be found in the 10/11 that they win to nil.

Chelsea are also unbeaten in five Premier League games and know that they realistically need to win all of their remaining fixtures to have a chance of beating Manchester United to the title.

Wigan may have only ever taken one career point from Stamford Bridge but their form on their travels has been respectable of late, losing just two of their last seven away league games.

The win that could lift Wigan out of the bottom three is priced at 12/1 and it is 11/2 that they leave with a point.

First Goalscorer

Nicolas Anelka has proved a thorn in Wigan’s sides in recent seasons and if selected by Ancelotti he could make the difference again.

Anelka is battling with Didier Drobga and Fernando Torres for a starting berth and if given the nod 7/2 may be a big price that the Frenchman strikes first.

Anelka has scored four goals in his last two appearances against the opposition and in total he averages two goals in three fixtures when facing them.

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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.