Wigan Athletic - Swansea City Betting Preview: Latics can claim vital victory over struggling Swans

Roberto Martinez's men earned a huge victory over West Brom at the weekend and Willie Duncan is backing the Latics to follow up by sealing all three points on Tuesday
Wigan Athletic claimed a victory over West Brom at the weekend which could prove hugely significant as Roberto Martinez’s men battle to beat the drop from the Premier League, and the Latics will be hoping to take another step towards safety when they face Swansea City at DW Stadium on Tuesday night.

A win for Wigan will see them leapfrog Newcastle United and Norwich City in the Premier League table and the Latics are chalked up as 4/5 (1.80) favourites with William Hill to claim all three points from Tuesday’s crunch clash.

Swansea have won just one of their eight Premier League matches since beating Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final back in February and the Swans are available at a chunky 7/2 (4.50) with William Hill to pick up an away win here while the same firm go 5/2 (3.50) that the match ends level.

William Hill may tempt punters with a special “headline offer” of 3/1 (4.0) that Wigan’s top scorer this term, Arouna Kone, scores at any time in a victory for the home side while the same firm offer a substantial 5/1 (6.0) that the Ivorian striker opens the scoring on Tuesday night.

Callum McManaman has been in fine form for Wigan having netted three goals in his last five matches for Roberto Martinez’s men, and the 22-year-old striker is chalked up at a juicy 10/1 (11.0) to break the deadlock at DW Stadium.

For the visitors, William Hill’s “headline offer” of 10/1 (11.0) that Pablo Hernandez scores at any time in a win for the Swans may prove attractive to Swansea backers.

Wigan’s last two matches have produced no fewer than nine goals and, should that trend continue on Tuesday, the 10/11 (1.91) for three or more goals to be scored is sure to prove popular with punters.

However, there is plenty of value in backing the Latics to claim a vital victory over the out-of-sorts Swans on Tuesday and Roberto Martinez’s men look to represent plenty of value at 4/5 (1.80) to win while Callum McManaman should be snapped up at a chunky 10/1 (11.0) to net the opening goal of the match.

Wigan Athletic to win at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
Callum McManaman to score first at 10/1 (11.0) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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