Manchester City-Wigan Athletic Betting Preview: Champions to shut the Latics out in a comfortable victory

After both sides were victors at Wembley at the weekend, they meet at the Eithad Stadium in a warm up for their FA Cup Final in May. Our tipster has picked out a 39/10 value bet
With the FA Cup firmly out of their minds until 11th May, Wigan Athletic turn their attention back to survival in the Premier League as they travel the short distance to face champions Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez’s men have built themselves a reputation as escape artists in recent seasons, defying all odds and surviving to fight another year in the top flight.

This campaign is no different, the Latics have taken 10 points from the 15 on offer in their last five matches, but they still sit just inside the bottom three.

Martinez’s men face the tough task of facing the champions as they look to climb out of the relegation places, and unsurprisingly are underdogs at 12/1 (13.00) with BetVictor to come away from Manchester with three points.

After coming out on top in the Manchester derby last week, City have retained a slim chance of catching Manchester United at the top of the table.

With a game in hand, they trail the leaders by 15 points, but if they slip up against Wigan tonight, then it could be curtains for Roberto Mancini’s men. BetVictor price them at just 1/4 (1.25) to win the match. The same firm offers the draw at a long 11/2 (6.50).

One of the reasons why Mancini’s men have been so strong at home in the last two seasons has been because of their defence.

City have kept 10 clean sheets at home this term, including eight in their last nine home matches. Man City to win to nil at 21/20 (2.05) is an unmissable price, when you also consider that over the last six matches between the two sides, City have won every game to nil.

For those looking for extra value, BetVictor offers a fantastic combination correct scores market. Man City to win either 3-0 or 4-0 is 39/10 (4.90) which offers heaps of value. Four of City’s last eight home matches would have paid out had you backed this bet, as well as two of their last three home matches versus Wigan.

Manchester City to win to nil at 21/20 (2.05) with BetVictor
Manchester City to win either 3-0 or 4-0 at 39/10 (4.90) with BetVictor

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