Wigan will have one eye on the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on the 12th of April and Ross Casey feels a superstitious loss could be on the cards for Uwe Rosler’s side on Saturday afternoon. Are Brian McDermott’s Leeds decent value at 6/1?
Ross’ recommended tip:
Leeds to win @ 6/1 – BET NOW
Uwe Rosler is unbeaten at home for his side Wigan since his arrival on the 7th of December 2013. That is a sequence of 12 games meaning this next fixture could well be unlucky number 13 for the much rated German.
The Latics have a huge FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in the back of their mind to worry about against Arsenal the following Saturday and they could well take their eye of the ball despite wanting to seal a play-off spot as soon as possible. With Millwall to play on the Tuesday before that match also, the Latics could shuffle the pack here.
They almost managed to beat runaway league leaders Leicester on Tuesday night but a late equaliser from the Foxes will also leave them deflated. Leeds are of course a team in disarray off the field and that has begun to affect them on it. Players are struggling to be paid and results on the pitch are suffering. However, away from Elland Road the pressure is off the players and despite appearances Leeds have a very decent Championship side – and are more than capable of causing the upset here.
The Yorkshire side have ‘only’ lost three of their last six on the road and in front of the Sky cameras this is also a chance for some Leeds players to impress scouts for next season if the nightmare continues. It could well be a great time to play Wigan who will be mindful of missing next Saturday’s huge game through injury.
For a long time Wigan were looking like a season of mid-table obscurity was upon them but after Owen Coyle was replaced by Uwe Rosler, their season has really turned around and now they look like they will be in the play-offs. Their best price for promotion is now 11/4 with Coral.
Leeds looked to be pushing for a play-off spot themselves until the off-field issues reared their ugly head. This has badly hit them and they are now almost mathematically incapable of making it.
Head to Heads:
This fixture was last played in 2006 and ended in a 1-1 draw. Bet Now on the full-time correct score.
Martyn Waghorn has three in nine for Wigan but was ineligible last week. Bet Now in the anytime goalscorer market.
Leeds have kept just four clean sheets away from home this season. Bet Now in the team to keep a clean sheet market.