aston villa travel to wigan after a poor run of sorts where they did nothing against chelsea, and then couldn't beat an injury-ravaged portsmouth side. they have john carew back after he missed out against ajax, and i think this is important. he provides a focal point for the attack, and he should be a worry for wigan's defence, which is the weak link in an otherwise impressive wigan team. heskey will line up alongside zaki, but i don't think this will be much of a problem for the combative centre-backs villa have in laursen and davies/cuellar. add to that antonio valencia's unavailability for this match, and i think villa will not lose this one.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on villa level @ 2.040 = $10.20