Arsenal and Wigan go head-to-head at the Emirates on Wednesday night with all to play for at both ends of the Premier League table. The hosts need to get three points to move back into fourth place and regain the ascendancy in the race for Champions League qualification, while if the Latics lose their fate will be Championship football next season.
Arsenal go into the game as favourites in Betfair football tips given that they have not been beaten in their last eight domestic games. Arsene Wenger’s men know that their top-four destiny is in their own hands, and that if they beat Wigan and then get three points against Newcastle on the last day they are assured of a top-four berth.
Should they slip up against Wigan, north London rivals Tottenham have the chance of doing the unthinkable and stealing their place in the Champions League qualification places.
Wigan recorded a memorable FA Cup triumph at the weekend, defying the odds to beat Manchester City at Wembley. The DW Stadium side’s league status is precarious however, as they find themselves four points adrift of Sunderland with two games remaining. Roberto Martinez’s men seem to only come to life in the second half of the season, however this year some of their fans are scared that they have left it too late.
Should Arsenal get an early goal it could be a long night for Wigan, and seal their relegation from the top flight of English football. The hosts will look to the likes of Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski to inspire their side to victory.
Wigan did record a memorable 2-1 victory in the corresponding fixture last season in their route to safety, and will need similar belief if they are to somehow avoid the drop again this term. Should they get a positive result against Arsenal, whether it be a draw or a win, they will go into their last fixture at home to Aston Villa with the chance of survival.
One team will be disappointed at the full-time whistle, with everything to play for at both ends of the Premier League table.