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Wigan vs Tottenham – Defoe’s search for 100 goals will end at DW

| 02.04.2011

Wigan Atheltic upset the football odds when defeating Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane earlier in the season and Roberto Martinez will be targeting the double.

However Wigan will have to beware Jermain Defoe whose goalscoring record against the Lactics is impressive and it may be that Wigan will have to score more than once for the first time in six games to get the three points.

Match Odds

Despite being bottom of the table, Wigan find themselves 2/1 to beat Spurs on Saturday – a reasonable price when you considering they have won two of their last four home matches, and have lost just one of their last four home matches with Spurs.

Spurs are 11/8 to beat Wigan but with a monster trip to the Bernabeu awaiting them on Tuesday, Harry Redknapp may have one eye on the Champions League tie and Wigan could be on for their first ever double over Spurs.

Surprising results seem to follow both Wigan and Spurs in the Premier League and this could be another weekend which sees the Premier League odds upset.

Total Goals

Jermain Defoe will be relishing this game and the Spurs striker is 6/5 to score any time.

Just four of the 12 Premier League games between these two have produced under 2.5 goals and backing over 2.5 goals in this game at 11/10 looks the pick of the betting market.

Having defeated Birmingham 2-1 at the DW Stadium on their last outing, Wigan can do so once again and it looks a big price at 10/1.

Wigan’s last nine goals have all been scored by different players, a strong positive when a team is searching for goals to lead them out of the relegation zone, but James McCarthy can come up trumps at 11/1 to get the first goal.

A £20 stake on Wigan beating Spurs 2-1 would return £220. New customers can sign up here to get £60 in free bets.

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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.