Wigan Athletic have the opportunity to enhance their survival prospects when they welcome Brentford to the DW Stadium on Saturday. The Latics picked up their maiden triumph in eight games before the international break and have a three-point advantage over the drop zone. Brentford, meanwhile, are relatively in mid-table after successive defeats, but they stand an outside chance of making the playoffs with an eight-point deficit. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan recently ended a three-match losing league streak as they secured a comfortable 5-2 win over Bolton Wanderers. The victory was their first in the Championship since the beginning of February.
Brentford, meanwhile, have suffered back-to-back losses going into this game. Their most recent meeting came against West Bromwich Albion at home where they suffered a slender 1-0 defeat.
Wigan’s most recent meeting against Brentford came at Griffin Park in September which the latter won 2-0. Their last home encounter against the Bees saw them secure a 2-1 triumph in 2017. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan have remained at their strongest when they have played in their home patch and they have accumulated nearly 85 percent of their points in front of their supporters. As such, they will prove difficult to beat once more, although Brentford may fancy getting something from the game with the likes of Neal Maupay in their ranks. Our preview favours a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan Athletic win odds: 3.20
Brentford win odds: 2.25
Correct Score odds
Wigan have not enjoyed regular success in terms of scoring multiple goals in a single Championship game and this could lean towards a fourth stalemate in five home matches. Brentford have excelled with 19 more goals scored than Wigan through the season, but a draw won’t be a bad result given their recent away woes. Brentford have managed just three points from the past five away trips. Our correct score prediction is to go for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Wigan have proved difficult to beat at home with just four losses from 19 matches. This has been due to keeping things tight at the back and they have produced two or less goals in nearly 50% of their games. The outcome was similar in the reverse fixture, which finished 2-0 in Brentford’s favour. Our total goals prediction fancies 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 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Neal Maupay has not been the best of touch of late but he remains the main threat for the visitors with 20 goals through the league campaign. The Frenchman has managed 60% of his shots on target this term and has an excellent record against Wigan after bagging a brace in the past meeting. Our first goalscorer prediction would go with Maupay.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Neal Maupay at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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