Arsenal v Wigan – can the Gunners do better than United?

Arsenal have an outstanding record against Wigan and look bankers at 1.29 to maintain it and bag another three valuable points.

The Gunners have won all nine matches at home to the Latics in all competitions, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last six.

They have also have scored 19 goals in their last six league meetings- an average of 3.16 per game and won 10 of their 13 PL meetings against Roberto Martinez’ men (D2 L1).

Throw in the fact that the visitors are the only Premier League side to have played at least five times at the Emirates but never taken a point (W0 D0 L6) and you can see why they are only a top priced 1.29 with Betfred and Paddy Power to win this.

It’s true that Wigan have been playing better lately, and have lost only one of their last four league games on the road.

They also come into the match on the back of a shock 1-0 win over Man United, but the league leaders were way off form that day and an on-song Arsenal should be able to do the business.

Given the aforementioned goal scoring statistics in games between these two, over 2.5 goals looks a good place to start from a betting perspective.

You can get 1.53 with Boylesports and Paddy Power about that outcome, and that price looks better value than backing Arsenal in the outright.

Robin van Persie, who has scored or assisted 59 goals in his last 50 PL appearances, is sure to cause the Wigan defence a whole host of problems and has to be worth a punt a a top priced 3.25 with bet365 to net the opener.

I think the Dutchman will fire Arsenal to a wide margin victory, and for those that like to play the correct score markets 3-0 and 4-0 appeal most.

The former is an 8 shot with bet365, while the latter is a juicy looking 13 with Paddy Power.

4 Responses to “Arsenal v Wigan – can the Gunners do better than United?”

  1. malaysian gunner
    April 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    On paper ,the gunners should beat Wigan.If it is based on football,I will back Arsenal 90 % but so often it’ s the ref who throws a spanner into the match.You never know.
    Assuming you have a ref who hates the gunners,it’s easy for him to manipulate the outcome.There are enough examples from previous seasons to drive home my point.The penalty awarded to Birmingham in the Eduardo injury packed match was inexplicable.
    Then the ref who blundered in the Chelsea Wigan game was punished but not the one who gave a penalty in MU’s game against QPR when Young was os.These are some of the examples.
    Suffice to say it wouldn’t surprise me the epl title is decided by the ref.The MC vs Mu game could be a classic example of what I mean.So don’t be surprised if the gunners lose or draw through a ref’s contentious decison. Same with the MC/MU game.

  2. MACPHILLIPS OKEY
    April 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    U AR ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!.D REFS.AR KILLING D GAME OF FOOTBALL.WHAT AM SURE IS THAT MAJORITY OF THEM DO THAT OUT OF HATRED FOR D OTHER CLUB.BUT,AN UMPIRE NEEDS TO BE NEUTRAL!.

  3. mcwinnerc
    April 16, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    Arsenal wil do better dan man u. Belive me arsenal wil win dis game with God not so cal ref

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