Blackburn beat Wigan odds in the last televised football match before Christmas are a strong fancy on Monday night.
These two Lancashire rivals find themselves in very different parts of the Championship entering the festive period.
Rovers can move into contention for a play-off place with victory at Ewood Park. Only a win can stop the Latics from spending Christmas in the relegation zone, meanwhile.
Blackburn are in fine form under Tony Mowbray with five victories and a draw in their last six games.
Wigan, however, are on a 10-match winless run – losing six and picking up just four points from the last 30 available.
That is why Paul Cook finds his team in the bottom three and propping up the table.
Why Blackburn beat Wigan odds appeal
These two teams earned promotion from League One together in 2018, but are finding their second season back at Championship level to be very different experiences.
Where Rovers have a clear edge on the Latics is in midfield. The strength-in-depth and quality available to Mowbray could well be where this game is won and lost.
Best Blackburn beat Wigan odds of 4/5 with Betfred are thus well worth taking. Rovers top scorer Bradley Dack is back from suspension and netted in this fixture – a 3-0 home win – last season.
With his goals and guile back in the middle of the park, Blackburn must fancy their chances against a Latics defence that last kept a clean sheet 11 games ago.
Rovers have also won three of their last five matches without conceding. So, with Wigan the lowest scorers in the Championship, a home win has to be strongly fancied.
This looks like a great opportunity for Blackburn to move to the cusp of the top six. Back Rovers to give the Latics further woe.
Bet of the Day: 4/5 with Betfred, Blackburn beat Wigan in the Championship.