Stoke City take on Wigan hoping for a reversal in fortunes in the 2018-19 Championship season. Manager Gary Rowett has been struggling since taking over at Stoke, as the club has picked up just two points from the three games. After promotion back to the second division, Wigan have done reasonably well with a return of four points from three matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rowett was pleased with the way Stoke managed to come back twice in the game against Preston during the weekend. However, the Potters are without a victory so far this season.
Wigan were held to a 2-2 draw by Nottingham Forest owing to a late goal. Forest were able to equalise twice in the game to prevent Wigan from securing their second win of the season.
The last two games between Stoke and Wigan have finished with a 2-2 score. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Stoke City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Stoke City win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan are given odds of 3.50 to win the match. Yet, we would not pick this option. Stoke City have failed to win any league match this season, and they also have a disastrous record against Wigan with no wins in any meeting since 2009. After having waited almost a decade for their win over Wigan, Stoke may finally break the deadlock. While the Potters were able to claw back a deficit twice in the match, Wigan will be demoralised by the late equaliser against Forest. Home advantage should also work in favour of Stoke, who are our pick to win this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Stoke City win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic draw odds: 3.50
Wigan win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Both clubs have been witnessing goals and plenty at both ends of the pitch. This is especially true of Wigan, who have conceded and scored seven goals in their three league matches. Recent encounters between the two clubs have been extremely entertaining with the 2-2 score occurring three times in the last four meetings. Yet, our correct score prediction expects Stoke to edge ahead in this encounter with a 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Stoke City 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The occurrence of several high-scoring draws has ramped up the excitement factor of this fixture, which has produced more than 2.5 goals in 67% of the meetings in the last eight years. Our total goals prediction would opt for more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Benik Afobe comes to face Wigan for the first time in the Championship since the 2014-15 season. Back then, he scored in this fixture to help Wolves beat Wigan. After opening the scoring for Stoke in two out of the three league matches, Afobe is our pick in the first goalscorer prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Benik Afobe at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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