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Craig Porter 21st Mar 2009 - 18:32

A Wigan goal would be a Brucey bonus

The soon-to-be-renamed JJB Stadium hosts Wigan Athletic v Hull City for the Sunday lunchtime Premier League kick-off.

When these two teams last met back, in August at Hull's KC Stadium, the Latics gave the Premier League debutants a 5-0 welcome to the top flight.

However, that scoreline looks unlikely to be repeated as the Wigan ground has been the scene of a bit of a goal drought in recent months with just four goals scored in the last four Premier League games.

A lack of goals is a concern for Wigan's manager, Steve Bruce, as they average just one per game. His side have only scored in three of their last nine league games which included a run of three goalless draws. Given that Hull are struggling to score away from home in the Premier League - one goal in the last four matches - only one scoreline begins to stand out.

You can take 17/2 on a 0-0 correct score. If you back No Goalscorer at the same price in the first goalscorer market you'll still win if it finishes a goal to nil if there's an own goal - now there's a bit of free value for you.

Wigan are more than capable of beating Hull of course, as the odds of 4/5 suggest, and they've only lost one game to a team outside the top 10 - but that has you leaning towards the points being shared again. The price for a draw is 9/4.

Odds of 4/1 on a Hull win are attractive but it might be worth hanging on, watching the first ten minutes or so and betting in play. They haven't lost a Premier League game where they've scored the first goal - and that's happened on 11 occasions.

If there is a result in this game it seems unlikely to expect anything more than 1-0. Under two goals in the game is a 9/5 shot and is just one of over 40 markets available to bet on in this game

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