The international break is now all but over and we head straight back into the English league games. Saturday starts off with an anticipated game at Bloomfield Road between inform Blackpool and below par Wigan as the early kick off in the Championship.
The bookies have struggled to identify a favourite in this match with both sides priced at 13/8 for a victory, whilst the draw can be backed at 23/10. All odds quoted are available at Betfred.
Blackpool started of the campaign on electric form by winning five out of their first six games in a run that saw them briefly top the table. However after three consecutive draws the Seasiders have now dropped to sixth, although they still occupy a play-off berth coming into this game. Their opponents however, haven’t had the best of starts. After dropping from the Premier League, Wigan were many punters' banker bet to land the odds and to go straight back up, but Championship life hasn’t been so easy. After losing manager Roberto Martinez and key players such as Arouna Kone and James McCarthy, current manager Owen Coyle sees their team sitting in twelfth.
The threat Blackpool have in their squad is highly rated youngster Tom Ince, whohas been in superb form this season contributing four goals and plenty of assists for Blackpool. Also, summer acquisition Ricardo Fuller brings a lot of fire power up front for the Seasiders, and is a great bet to open the scoring at 13/2 with Betfred. With the class Fuller does have at Championship level, Fred's prices is surely too good to ignore.
Wigan have a big European tie to comprehend with next week against Rubin Kazan. With this in mind will Coyle use his heavy artillery against Blackpool or rest key players such as Grant Holt and Shaun Maloney? Even if the manager does decide to rest those key players, the Latics still possess a healthy squad that should compete with an in form Blackpool side, and I can see them taking a point at Bloomfield Road. Back the draw at 23/10 with Betfred. Let’s now hope for a tasty affair and these bets to land us some money!
Blackpool v Wigan Betting Tips
Ricardo Fuller First Goalscorer – 13/2 with Betfred
Draw – 23/10 with Betfred
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