Premier League betting preview: Arsenal v Wigan
Arsenal host Wigan tonight in a game that has a bearing on both ends of the Premier League table.
The 18th-place Latics must win to realistically keep their top flight survival hopes alive, with six points from two games required to give Roberto Martinez’s side a genuine hope of staying up.
A win for the Gunners would see them leapfrog Tottenham into fourth position, the last Champions League qualification spot, going into Sunday’s final round of fixtures.
Wigan could welcome back Jean Beausejour after the Chilean missed their weekend FA Cup final victory, but fellow defenders Maynor Figueroa, Ivan Ramis and Ronnie Stam remain out.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is missing as he serves the last game of a three-match suspension, although goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and defender Kieran Gibbs are available again after injury.
Bookmakers Bwin make Arsenal 1.34 favourites to win the match, with Wigan available at 7.5. The draw is priced at 5.25.
Titan Bet make Arsenal strikers Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott 5.5 joint favourites to score the first goal, ahead of teammate Gervinho at 6.5.
Bet365 offer odds of 9/1 on a 1-0 Arsenal win, while a 2-1 Wigan victory can be backed at 20/1.