Manchester United Vs Wigan – Match Preview and Betting tips

Manchester United take on Wigan this Saturday at 15:00 GMT in Premier League home at Old Trafford. The Red Devils lost an important step in the title race last weekend against Aston Villa and was lucky to draw considering their poor performance in most of the game.

Read the full match preview for Manchester United vs Wigan below and receive betting tips and odds for the match in Manchester.

Match Preview

Manchester United must surely be worried by their below average performance in their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa last weekend. Late goals from Nemanja Vidic and Federico Macheda arrived just in time to paper over the cracks exposed in United’s defense by the relentless Villa attacks.

Today Manchester United will certainly be hoping to secure a win against Wigan, if they are to catch up to Chelsea, who fortunately fell to Sunderland with a 3-0 loss at home, which not even the most optimistic Sunderland supporters could have predicted.

Yet despite the poor performance against Villa, United proved why they have gone unbeaten since April last season by producing a stunning rescue job. This said, the question still remain for how long they can keep it up.

United’s injury crisis has deprived them of rich talent that previous has taken the club to great heights. Good news however is that some key players are set to make the starting lineup pretty soon, including Ferdinand, Giggs, Rafael and Rooney. The timing couldn’t be better, since they still remain in the title mix, and this should worry other big clubs since they have achieved this even when functioning at half gear.

Wigan will have a hard time playing with an unrelenting team that simply doesn’t want to lose. Wigan’s win over West Bromwich could nonetheless give them the motivation, they need to try and go for a win over United.

Today Wigan needs to exploit the wing covered by Wes Brown, if he is allowed to play. No offence to the player, but his marking was off and allowed Downing to make inch perfect crosses, one of which led to a goal. Evra was no better, as Albrighton got the better of him from time to time.

With this in mind they could easily go ahead with their 4-4-2 formation and utilize the wings as much as possible getting in crosses to their target men, Victor Moses and Hugo Rodallega.

Betting Tips for Man Utd vs Wigan

Manchester United have been victorious in their 11 previous matches against Wigan, and despite their defensive trouble last weekend, they should win today.

Wigan has the lowest scoring percentage in the league and does have problems converting chances into goals. On the other hand Manchester United does have the highest percentage in the Premier League and are currently 5-1-0 at home.

Therefore our betting tip will be Manchester to win.

Match odds

Bookmakers Home Draw Away Betting Bonus Get Bonus
Betfair Sports Betting 1.24 7.00 17.50
Party Bets 1.22 6.00 11.00
ladbrokes Sports Betting 1.22 6.00 13.00
William Hill Sports Betting 1.20 6.00 15.00

All odds are at the time of writing and may change before kick off.

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