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Wolves v Wigan: Mick McCarthy's side to earn vital three points

Posted 4th November 2011

Two relegation candidates go head-to-head this Sunday as Wolves host Wigan at Molineux. No other two clubs have worst form in the league at the moment as Wolves and Wigan who have just one point between out of their last six matches.

It is truly terrible form but there are three massive points up for grabs between the two at the weekend which should make for a fascinating contest.

Wolves, currently 17th in the league with eight points from 10 games, are priced at 11/13 with Unibet to get the win, while Wigan, rock-bottom of the table with just five points from their matches played, are offered at 41/13 for victory.

It would be tempting to go for the draw at 12/5 with Unibet as both sides are so inept at the moment, but Wolves should be able to get the win here.

While both teams have been bad, Mick McCarthy's side have shown a bit of fight in the last two weeks. The fans decided to turn on the Wolves players and the manager when they were 2-0 down at home to Swansea and the abuse received from the stands seemed to ignite a fire with everyone involved. The players responded by pulling two goals back, earning a draw, while Mick McCarthy came out after the game and was defiant that he could get his team out of trouble.

Wolves followed this up a week later with an encouraging performance at Eastlands where they gave a good account of themselves against the rampant league leaders Manchester City. They held Roberto Mancini's side goalless until the break but finally lost out 3-1 in the end.

McCarthy will have been delighted to see the promising performance from his team and they will need to build upon it this weekend.

Unlike their Sunday opponents, Wigan haven't showed anything to get even remotely excited about the last few weeks and they look to be in real trouble. They have now lost their last seven in the league and haven't picked up a single point since the end of August. It is shocking form and Roberto Martinez has an enormous task on his hands if he is to keep the club up this season.

Wigan have scored just one goal in five matches on their travels in the league already so backing a Wolves win to nil is a must for Sunday. 2-0 to the home side looks like the best wager and it is offered at 33/4 with Unibet.

Tip #1: Back Wolves to win at 11/13 with Unibet.

Tip #2: Back Wolves to win 2-0 at 33/4 Unibet.