A good win for the Red Devils away at Aston Villa would have done them no hard after coming out from a shock defeat at Upton Park. Wigan would feel hard done by after they lost in the 92nd minute at home to the champions due to a stunner from Arjen Robben. If Manchester United lose this match and Chelsea get their expected victory, then it will be the first time this season that Chelsea have been in pole position.
Sir Alex Ferguson rested Wayne Rooney for this match but is almost definitely going to start the home match against Wigan. Park Ji Sung got his first start after getting injured in August this season. There are no injury worries for Sir Alex, except that of Carrick but the former Spurs playmaker is likely to be fit for the next game against Reading. According to various reports that Scholes and Vidic will be banned for picking up their 5th yellow card this season, we can confirm that they will take part and their suspension would probably be served in the home match versus Reading.
There are no fresh injury worries for Paul Jewell at the moment. Henri Camera and Ryan Taylor are still out injured. While Antonio Valencia and Andy Webster will not also not be fit for this match.
The odds seem very heavily stacked against Wigan and United are expected to win this easily. I am just not quite sure if that will happen. I would go for Wigan on Asian Handicap (+1.5, +2.0) at good odds of 2.10. United will take it easy in the game and if they get a goal early they are likely to play possession football looking ahead to the busy schedule. A half time result of 1-0 is at the odds of 3.0.