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Wigan have the worst home record in the Premier League this season. They face a very capable Southampton side who have already recorded away wins against QPR and Aston Villa, as well as credible draws away to Chelsea, Stoke and Fulham. There is every chance that Southampton can get a win here and a draw is the least that they will expect. Because I feel that Wigan are massively under-priced in this fixture, I will be going with the value and backing Southampton to win, with my stake refunded if the game ends in a draw.
Match Odds: Wigan 6/5, Draw 44/17, Southampton 13/5
Bet Selection: Southampton (Draw No Bet) @ 7/4 with Ladbrokes
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Much has been made of a ‘crisis’ at Chelsea in recent months. I personally see it all as an overreaction. Granted, surrendering a 2-0 advantage to Reading was unacceptable, but Rafa Benitez’s team are still four points clear of the rest of the league in 3rd place. They have the second best away record in the Premier League and have scored the second highest number of goals this season. Only Manchester City have conceded less goals than Chelsea. While Newcastle recorded a much needed win over Aston Villa recently, it’s not enough evidence to tell me that they have turned the corner. They have been very poor by their own standards in recent months and I will be backing Chelsea for all 3 points at a price that I consider to be of excellent value.
Match Odds: Newcastle 10/3, Draw 11/4, Chelsea Evens
Bet Selection: Chelsea to win @ Evens with Coral