Sheffield Wednesday are at the Hillsborough Stadium for the weekend’s kickoff against Wigan Athletic. Both teams have experienced a difficult campaign in the Championship and they are presently languishing in the bottom end of the standings. Wednesday are nine points off the drop zone while Wigan are much closer with six points separating them from the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wednesday saw their four-match unbeaten run cease last weekend after they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Hull City. They managed to return to winning ways in the FA Cup after securing a 1-0 win over Luton in the third round replay.
Wigan, meanwhile, ended a seven-match winless streak after they got the better of Aston Villa by a 3-0 scoreline. The Lancashire outfit dominated the proceedings by restricting their opponents from a single shot on target.
The previous meeting between the sides was at the DW Stadium in August where Wigan secured a 3-2 win. The last encounter at the Hillsborough Stadium three years ago saw Wednesday bag a 2-1 triumph. Our betting tips and predictions favours a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield Wednesday win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan are given a price of 3.10 to secure successive wins, although their poor away record could hamper their prospects. Barring the 3-0 triumph at Stoke in August, Wigan have simply failed to show up on their travels with just two points from the remaining 11 matches. Wednesday should have the upper hand with their consistency when it comes to finding the net. Our preview anticipates a Wednesday win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield Wednesday win at 2.40[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield Wednesday vs Wigan Athletic draw odds: 3.20
Wigan Athletic win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Wednesday have not been sublime with their scoring in their home patch and they have shown consistency with just one game where they have drawn blank. Wigan have been far from impressive on their travels and they have failed to score in over 50% of their outings. The home side should edge the encounter by the slimmest of margins. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Wednesday 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Wednesday have improved defensively as the season has progressed and last weekend’s game against Hull was the first time that they had conceded more than once since mid-December. The same trend should follow with the visit of Wigan as the Latics have netted less than one goal on average on the road. Our total goals prediction favours 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 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sheffield Wednesday have been hampered with key injuries in the frontline and this may give Atdhe Nuhiu a chance to impress. The 29-year-old netted the sole goal in the recent Cup triumph at Luton and he found the net in previous meeting at the DW Stadium. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Nuhiu.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Atdhe Nuhiu at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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