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.