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Stoke vs Wigan – Stoke to confirm Wigan’s relegation fears

| 20.05.2011

Of all the sides stuck in a relegation fight at the bottom of the table, Wigan will be happy that they only have to travel to Stoke rather than Old Trafford, White Hart Lane or Molineux.

The problem for Wigan is Stoke are pretty formidable at home and while goals can be expected at the Britannia on Sunday, it looks certain to end in heartbreak for the Wigan fans.

Match Odds

There may be many twists and turns at the Britannia on Sunday, but Stoke’s home record will see them end Wigan’s Premier League run.

The Potters are unbeaten in their last eight at the Britannia and have never lost to Wigan in the Premier League so it comes as a huge surprise to find they are the 15/8 outsiders.

Wigan are yet to win consecutive games in the Premier League this season, a stat that doesn’t bode well following their win over West Ham last week, and it’s hard to understand why they have outright favouritism at 11/8.

Stoke may be seen as a team with nothing to play for but manager Tony Pulis won’t be wanting to end the season in the bottom half of the league.

Total Goals

No away team has kept a clean sheet at the Britannia in 2011 and Kenwyne Jones looks like the man that can condemn Wigan to the Championship and he is 5/1 to score first.

Charles N’Zogbia has scored five times in his last five games and can provide the Wigan fans with hope at 9/4 to score any time.

But N’Zogbia’s efforts will be in vain with Stoke available at 20/1 to win the game 3-1.

Wigan are 8/11 to be relegated on Sunday and that looks the value in the Premier League relegation odds.

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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.