Wigan Athletic will be aiming to distance themselves from the drop zone when they entertain bottom side Ipswich Town at the DW Stadium this weekend. The Latics are presently in a three-match unbeaten run and this sees them with a five-point advantage over the relegation places with a game in hand. Ipswich, however, are still at the tailend of the standings and their survival hopes are getting slimmer with a nine-point deficit. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football betsand betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan went undefeated for the third game on the bounce earlier this month after settling for a 0-0 draw against Stoke City. They have managed two draws and one win in their unbeaten streak.
Ipswich, meanwhile, faced the same opposition in Stoke City last weekend and the game ended with a 1-1 scoreline. The stalemate was their second successive one in the Championship.
Wigan previously faced Ipswich at Portman Road in December where the latter picked up a 1-0 win. The last meeting at the DW Stadium witnessed a 3-2 triumph for Ipswich three years ago. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Wigan Athletic win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich have struggled to garner regular wins during the course of the campaign and they are likely to be backfoot this weekend, as they have failed to pick a point in seven successive away trips. Moreover, their goalscoring form has also been a concern on the road and it should play into the hands of Wigan, who have vastly improved on their home form after a disappointing festive period. Our preview is to go with a Wigan win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Wigan Athletic win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan Athletic vs Ipswich Town draw odds: 3.30
Ipswich Town win odds: 5.50
Correct Score odds
Wigan have drawn blank in three of their previous five matches at the DW Stadium but they have still netted five goals in the process. This statistic is pretty much superior to Ipswich, who have netted just once in the same timeline and that exhibits the struggles upfront for the bottom side. Ipswich should provide a strong defensive resolve but their inability to score regularly on the road should give Wigan the edge. Our correct score would back a Wigan 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Wigan Athletic 1-0 win at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Wigan have scored an average of just over one goal in their matches at the DW Stadium and this statistic may not change for the weekend. Ipswich may have failed to score in 60% of their away trips but they have still entertained low-scoring games with a maximum of two goals conceded on most occasions. 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 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Josh Windass has been in impressive form in the past month where he has netted three times in four matches. The ex-Rangers man has opened the scoring in one of those games and he remains a genuine threat with the past three shots on target finding the net. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Windass.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Josh Windass at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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