Arsenal vs Wigan Athletic Betting Odds, Carling Cup Preview & Tips – Tuesday, November 30
November 30, 2010 | In: Articles
Arsenal v Wigan Athletic Betting Tip & Odds: Home win without much shadow of a doubt really. Yes, Arsenal have had some uncharacteristic slip ups at home this season, but they are still a quality side. They showed a lot of mettle in beating Aston Villa on the weekend after some poor defeats, and they have the creativity to create hatfuls of goals. This could turn into something of a goal-fest again, as the Wigan defence is unlikely to be able to match the flair and quality of Arsenal. Arsenal to win by 2 goals: 16/5 at 888Sport
Arsenal to win: 2/7 at Totesport
Draw: 5/1 at SkyBet
Wigan Athletic to win: 14/1 at Victor Chandler
Carling Cup Match Preview: The Carling Cup quarter finals are upon us, and for Arsenal, they represent a great chance of ending a barren spell of silverware. Although the Gunners have, to many people’s surprise, lost their last two home games in the Premier League, there appears to be little chance of an upset here in the Carling Cup, against a Wigan side who are struggling to find form of their own. Arsenal bounced back from a bruising week in the Premier and Champions Leagues with a 4-2 away win at Aston Villa on the weekend, in a performance which was typically brave and attacking from the Gunners. That was without Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie, but the latter could well be in line for an appearance. His return to the side would make a nice problem for Wenger, as fellow forwards Marouane Chamakh and Samir Nasri really are in excellent form at the moment. Arsenal will still be without the services of Cesc Fabregas for the visit of Wigan, but that really shouldn’t affect their chances of reaching the semi finals of the competition too much.
What Arsene Wenger has done this year, is buck the trend a little bit and fielded stronger sides in the Carling Cup that he has historically done. Usually this competition was used to give the young Gunners a first team run out, but not this season. This is how important it is for Arsenal to get some silverware into the club. For one of the best teams in England, and one of the best footballing teams around, it would really be deserving. Arsenal have seen off Newcastle and Tottenham in the competition so far, and have been pretty emphatic in the goal scoring charts. That is the power that Arsenal have, and it is one which should, more often than not, see them through. Arsenal have a 100% record at home against Wigan in all competitions, and have outscored their opponents 18 goals to four in their seven matches played at Arsenal. Wigan have only won twice in eleven matches, with one draw, so that shows the class and dominance that Arsenal have over Wigan, and that is exactly where your betting should go. Arsenal are strong favourites, so shop around in some of the alternative sub market betting for the Arsenal v Wigan Carling Cup match. It will probably serve you better in terms of odds.
For Wigan, it has been a season of struggles under Roberto Martinez, who have really struggled away from home this season. Fighting in the relegation zone in the Premier League, the Carling Cup could be their silver lining, having beaten Hartlepool, Preston and Swansea along the way. However, Wigan have one only once on the road in the Premier League this year, and their last four trips away have all ended in defeat. With a shaky defence on show, the last place a team wants to go to is the Emirates Stadium. But there is some interesting little bits of history between the two clubs, as Wigan knocked out Arsenal on their way to the Carling Cup final back in 2006, winning the tie on away goals. The sides also clashed last year in the tournament, with Arsenal running out easy 3-0 winners. When Wigan went to Arsenal last season in the league, Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners, and the time before that Arsenal won 3-0, so the Gunners have enjoyed plenty of success against the Latics. There doesn’t appear to much going for Wigan in this one. This is a third in the league placed team against third from bottom placed team. With Wigan only winning one of their last eight matches, there really is only one apparent outcome on the cards.
Last 5 Head to Head
Wigan 3, Arsenal 2
Arsenal 4, Wigan 0
Wigan 1, Arsenal 4
Arsenal 1, Wigan 0
Arsenal 3, Wigan 0