With neither Wolves nor Wigan having anything left to play for this season, this game could go one of two ways.
We could see a mediocre end-of-season affair characterised by a lack of genuine effort, where players are overwhelmed by a desire to do nothing other than get the final few minutes of the season safely out of the way, avoid injury and start looking forward to a worry-free summer holiday.
Or, we could see two sides with nothing to lose who, having been released from the shackles of pressure and fear, go all out to sign off on a high, leading to the sort of goal feast that guarantees the game’s elevation from bottom of the Match of the Day running order to somewhere near the top.
Wolves’ last two fixtures provide the perfect example of how these end-of-season affairs can play out.
Wigan have scored in every one of their last ten matches, while Wolves’ clean sheet against Everton was only their second in 2012, so the home side, at least, will be hoping to do some damage.
Since being officially relegated in April, they followed an incredible 4-4 draw with Swansea by grinding out a monotonous 0-0 draw with Everton at Molineux.
Coincidentally, this was the first time Wolves had gone two consecutive games without defeat this calendar year.
Wigan have yet to experience the carefree feeling ‘enjoyed’ by their Midlands rivals (not that Terry Connor or his players will be taking much pleasure from the situation).
Monday’s win at Blackburn, however, leaves them in the unfamiliar position of having a meaningless Premier League match for the first time since May 9th 2010.
Their fans will not want to be reminded of what happened that day, but I’m going to do it anyway – having secured their Premier League status with a 90th minute equaliser against Hull the previous week, they were crushed 8-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the final day.
While an eight goal defeat for either team is unlikely, both sides are evidently susceptible to an end-of-season defensive collapse and so goals should be the order of the day in this one.
To compound this theory, Wigan have scored in every one of their last ten matches, while Wolves’ clean sheet against Everton was only their second in 2012, so the home side, at least, will be hoping to do some damage.
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In terms of the 3Way football betting market, Wolves are 5/1 outsiders to pick up their first three-points since February, while Wigan are hot favourites at 3/5 and the draw is available at 13/5.
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