Wigan are in buoyant mood having booked their place at Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final by hammering Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park last weekend. As attention turns back to their Premier League survival battle, the Latics look worthy favourites on the face of it, at 11/8 via Stan James to overcome Newcastle at the DW Stadium; after all the Magpies have a dismal away record and Roberto Martinez’s men are brimming with confidence.
However, Alan Pardew’s side have a more solid look about them of late, they’re also in high spirits themselves after Papiss Cisse’s last gasp goal took them into the Europa League quarter finals and with Wigan having been mauled 4-0 by Liverpool in their last home match, it’s worth considering an away triumph in this one at 12/5 (BetVictor).
Bet365 price the Tyneside outfit at 11/1 to capitalise on any potential cup hangover where the hosts are concerned, by finishing on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline and with three goals in his last four outings, Papiss Cisse catches the eye at 13/2 with William Hill to break the deadlock.
Papiss Cisse to score first – 13/2 (William Hill)