Wigan Athletic - Doncaster Rovers: Hosts to dominate in front of their own fans

The Latics play at the DW Stadium for the first time this season with Owen Coyle welcoming Paul Dickov's men to Lancashire and our tipster is backing a one sided affair
Last season Wigan Athletic and Doncaster Rovers were worlds apart, with the Latics plying their trade in the Premier League and Doncaster battling in League One. The two sides now meet midweek in a re-arranged fixture due to Wigan's appearance in the Community Shield.

With both sides sitting on three points after two league matches, their isn't much to separate the two at this stage of the season.

Wigan come into this match after a poor performance away at Bournemouth at the weekend.

The Latics struggled against the newly promoted side, which may have come as a surprise to Owen Coyle, after the encouraging signs of his side dispatching Barnsley on the opening weekend 4-0, away from home.

With a game against Manchester United sandwiched between those two league fixtures, where they lost 2-0 thanks to a Robin Van Persie double, Coyle will be pleased to return to league action straight away. Paddy Power price them at 8/15 (1.53) to take all three points tonight.

Doncaster on the other hand had a good weekend, winning their first Championship match of the season against Blackburn Rovers on Friday night.

Goals from Theo Robinson and James Husbands either side of half time secured a 2-0 win which delighted new manager Paul Dickov.

It had been a tricky start for Rovers, with Blackpool inflicting a 3-1 home defeat on the opening weekend of the season. Paddy Power price them at 11/2 (6.50) to cause an upset tonight. The same firm price the draw at 11/4 (3.75).

A bet that stands out in this fixture is both teams to score 'NO' at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power. This would have landed in all three of Wigan's competitive matches so far this season, as well as Doncaster's last two games.

Despite Doncaster's win against Blackburn last Friday, tonight will be a much sterner test. Wigan and Coyle will be keen to start strong in front of the DW faithful and a result will be needed with high expectations this season.

The bet of Wigan -1 goal handicap at 7/5 (2.40) is very tempting considering the way they beat Barnsley in the first game of the season.

Both teams to score 'NO' at 5/6 (1.83) 1pt with Paddy Power Wigan -1 handicap at 7/5 at 7/5 (2.40) 1pt with Paddy Power

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