Friday, August 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM ">Two Left Feet - Out Now! for the thinking football fan
Chelsea are a top priced 1.65 with BetVictor to get the new Premiership season off to a flying start by beating Wigan away, and look bankers to do so.
The Blues have not been entirely convincing in their pre-season build up, but have added some real quality to their ranks in the summer with the signings of Marko Marin, Eden Hazard and Oscar.
They have plenty more match winners in their ranks than Wigan, and this looks an encounter where class will tell.
That should mean a comfortable win for Chelsea, and the stats are certainly in their favour.
They have won 11 and lost just one of 14 Premier League meetings with Wigan, and enjoyed their joint-biggest win away from home in PL history when they beat the Latics 6-0 in August 2010.
Wigan did manage to secure a point in this fixture last season, but Chelsea were in the middle of an extremely poor stretch at the time and are now a completely different outfit since Roberto Di Matteo took over.
He led them to an amazing victory in the Champions League, and has restored harmony among the side.
They have also won this fixture to nil each time it's been played in August, and makes the odds of 2.5 with bet365 and Paddy Power for Chelsea to win to nil look well worth a wager.
I fancy them to win 2-0 or 3-0, and those scorelines can be backed at 7 with bet365 and 13 with BetVictor.
On the goal scoring front, Fernando Torres looks a worthy favourite at 5 with BetVictor to net the opener.
The Spaniard was in terrific form in Euro 2012, and looked sharp when gabbing the opener in last weekend's Community Shield clash with Man City.