After their late surge in the general direction of the Premier League last season, it strikes as something of a surprise to see Wigan languishing in the Championship’s 17th spot after seven games.
The Latics are poised to leap a few places with victory over Ipswich at the DW Stadium this evening though, with a price of 9/10 saying they’ll do the business against Mick McCarthy’s 29/10 underdogs.
Those who fancy the spoils being shared can land a 12/4 payday, but the smart money is on the hosts here.
But if backing an odds-on offering in the match-betting stakes doesn’t appeal, try one of these alternative punts on for size:
Wigan (-1) to beat Ipswich @ 5/2
The Tractor Boys are winless on the frog and toad so far this term and they’ve never got the better of Uwe Rosler’s men outside of East Anglia.
Punters to have sided with Athletic to overcome a one-goal deficit and prevail here would’ve fattened their wallet accordingly in each of the last three renewals between the pair and encouragement to place a repeat bet comes in the form of their two consecutive clean sheets on the homestead.
Wigan to win the first half @ 29/20
Ipswich have been trailing at the break in each of their three Championship road games thus far against adversaries of ranging stature.
By contrast, their next opponents have been ahead at the interval in each of their three home games.
Under 2.5 goals @ 13/20
Six of the last seven matches the visitors have contested yielded fewer than three strikes, as have 60 per cent of the previous five to involve Wigan.
The price may be short, but it looks a safe bet and staking your £30 free bet for opening a new account at bwin.com on the outcome will entitle backers to a £19.50 profit.