Wigan To Liven Up Relegation Battle
Premier League legend Matt Le Tissier tips Wigan to liven up the relegation battle by beating Swansea at the DW Stadium tonight.
It’s a huge week for Wigan manager Roberto Martinez who is preparing his side for the FA Cup final on Saturday while attempting to pull off another act of relegation escapology. The Latics entertain Swansea on Tuesday and could climb out of the bottom three on goal difference if they defeat the Capital One Cup winners.
It would leave four clubs, Newcastle, Norwich, Sunderland and Wigan, tied on 38 points with two games remaining while Southampton will be looking nervously over their shoulder on 39 points.
Matt Le Tissier tips: “I said before the weekend that Wigan’s remaining fixtures are winnable and they should be ok against Swansea whose season finished in any meaningful way after winning the League Cup.
The Swans have now gone seven games without a win and Wigan look a sound bet to pick up three valuable points at 5/6 with BetVictor. The Latics may be able to keep a a rare clean sheet since Michael Laudrup’s side has not scored for three games and will be without top scorer Michu. BetVictor is top priced 9/1 for Wigan to win 2-0.”
The Wigan players will look forward to the game with confidence following their fight back at the Hawthorns on Saturday when they were twice behind in the game before running out 3-2 winners. The victory followed the 2-2 at home to Tottenham where the visitors could count themselves lucky to leave with a share of the spoils after Emmerson Boyce put through his own net in the last minute.
Swansea have gone off the boil since winning the League Cup in February and have drawn three and lost four of their last seven games. Only Luke Moore and Michu have found the net for Swansea since lifting the trophy eight games ago and the threat was halved at the weekend when Michu limped out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury against Manchester City.