Sheffield United are at Bramall Lane for Saturday’s Championship kick-off against Wigan Athletic. The hosts have gone through a lean run with back-to-back winless games but they are still comfortably placed in the promotion push. Wigan have dropped off from the top six in recent weeks amid their poor run of form on their travels. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield suffered their second successive game without a victory as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Stoke City. Leon Clarke bagged the opener for Sheffield in the 70th minute but they were pegged before injury-time with Joe Allen finding the scoresheet.
Wigan, meanwhile, continued their woeful run on the road as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Millwall. Jed Wallace opened the scoring for the visitors before Shaun Williams and Steve Morison led the comeback for Millwall.
Sheffield’s most recent encounter against Wigan was at the Bramall Lane in 2016 where they suffered a 2-0 defeat. Will Grigg and Conor McAleny were the scorers back then. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Sheffield win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 1.75 [/bet_tip_now]
Wigan are priced at 4.75 for the victory but that result seems improbable based on their recent away form. The visitors are currently on a run of five matches without a single point on their travels and this should benefit Sheffield, who have not lost in their home patch since the season opener. Sheffield have not beaten Wigan at Bramall Lane since 1991 but we are still backing them for a solid win. Our preview expects Sheffield to pick up the three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Wigan Athletic draw odds: 3.80
Wigan Athletic win odds: 4.75
Correct Score odds
Barring the opening day defeat, Sheffield have remained unbeaten at Bramall Lane and they have averaged more than two points in the previous five matches at the stadium. In comparison, Wigan have experienced the exact opposite with not a single point accumulated in the last five away trips and their form upfront has been equally disappointing with just one goal in the process. Sheffield should anticipate a comfortable triumph. Our correct score prediction would back a Sheffield 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Sheffield have impressed on the defensive front of late and just one of their previous four home matches have witnessed more than two goals. Wigan’s previous visit to Sheffield produced the same outcome with 2-0 being the final scoreline. Our total goals prediction is to go with less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been Sheffield’s leading scorer this campaign with eight goals in the Championship. The veteran was an unused substituted during the midweek draw against Stoke and he should return to the fray this weekend after bagging four goals from his previous five appearances. Sharp has netted once in six previous meetings against Wigan. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Billy Sharp.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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