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Rich 18th Aug 2012 - 15:27

Wigan Athletic v Chelsea Match Preview

The first match in Sky’s Super Sunday opening salvo takes place at the DW Stadium, as Wigan Athletic host current European champions Chelsea, and to celebrate the return of the best league in the World, William are offering enhanced wincasts on all matches this weekend.

After managing to escape relegation in an unlikely manner last season, the Latics will look to start the season in a more comfortable position. Roberto Martinez stayed loyal to the Lancashire club, and after instilling a positive style of football, has managed to build a squad to help adapt it further. The signing of Ivorian striker Arouna Kone suggests that Martinez will be looking for more goals from his strike force, after Franco di Santo saw many a chance go begging last season, finishing with only 7 goals. However, having impressed in preseason, di Santo is tipped to enjoy this season more than last, and if you think he can score anytime to inspire a Wigan victory, you can find the enhanced wincast price of 12/1 here. (from 19/2).

Wigan’s first Premier League game of all time came at home to Chelsea, losing only to a late Hernan Crespo goal. A good omen for the Blues then, aided further by their record against Wigan since their return to the top flight in 2005, including 11 wins and two draws in 14 meetings. After signing on a the permanent manager, Roberto di Matteo has made some rumblings in the transfer markets, and the big money moves for Eden Hazard and Oscar are statements of intent that Chelsea are serious challengers for the title once again. If you think Chelsea can win the league in the 2012/13 season, the outright price can be found here. After selling Didier Drogba, the main man up front for the west Londoners is Fernando Torres. Can the Spanish striker score in an early Chelsea win, if you think they can, find their enhanced wincast price of 6/4 here. (from 6/5).

A strong end to last season saw Wigan lose only one of their last 8 at home, including four consecutive wins to close their campaign, with wins against Manchester United and Newcastle United. The only loss in their last 11 was away to Chelsea, and has picked up 28 points in the Premier League so far this calendar year, only two behind their opponents.

Of course, Chelsea will be fighting with Arsenal and Spurs for the third spot, and with William Hill, you can bet on the top London club here.

With coverage live from 13:00 on Sky Sports 1 HD, the match kicks off at 13:30, and you can bet now and in-play with William Hill – the Home of Betting.



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