Wigan Athletic are at the DW Stadium for the weekend’s league meeting versus Birmingham City. Paul Cook’s side come into the game on the back of successive defeats, which has dropped them within six points off the drop zone. Birmingham have gone winless in the past two games but they are still lying in the top half of the standings with a five-point gap to the top six. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan went winless for the third game on the bounce after suffering a 1-0 loss at the hands of bottom side Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears netted the sole goal of the game after the hour mark.
Birmingham similarly failed to secure maximum points for the second-straight match after managing only a 2-2 draw at Blackburn Rovers. Garry Monk’s side were trailing 2-0 in the final quarter of the game before Craig Gardner and Che Adams helped level the scores.
Wigan and Birmingham previously faced each other at St Andrew’s earlier this year where the former won by a 1-0 scoreline. The last meeting at the DW Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham are priced at 3.10 for the win while Wigan are 2.40 for the same. The visitors are currently in a two-match run without a victory in the Championship and their streak may extend this weekend against Wigan, who possess one of the league’s best home records despite their away woes. Our preview predicts a share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan Athletic win odds: 2.40
Birmingham City win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Wigan have gone without scoring in the past two matches while Birmingham have netted twice. The hosts have conceded just nine times in 11 home games while Birmingham will want to avoid leaking goals after shipping out the same tally as Wigan in just the past four away trips. Our correct score prediction fancies a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Wigan have a strong defensive record in their home patch this term and six of their 11 matches in the stadium have produced two or less goals. Birmingham’s previous trip to Wigan witnessed the same outcome with 1-1 being the final score. Our total goals prediction would go for 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
Che Adams has been Birmingham’s in-form marksman since November and he has contributed five goals in the past six matches. The 22-year-old has bagged the first goal on just one occasion but he stands a good chance of replicating the feat with 75 percent of his scoring attempts being on target this term. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Adams.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Che Adams at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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