Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Wigan Athletic face off against Leeds United in Sunday’s early kick-off from the DW Stadium. Wigan have recently gone through a tough run of away matches and defeats in those have seen them drop to the lower half of the standings. Leeds, meanwhile, dropped to second on the table behind Sheffield United after they played out a stalemate last weekend. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan come into the game on the back of successive away defeats. They suffered a damaging 4-2 defeat to Sheffield United last weekend with Billy Sharp bagging a hat-trick for the Championship leaders.
Leeds, on the other hand, extended their unbeaten run to two matches as they drew 1-1 against Nottingham Forest. Jack Robinson opened the scoring for Forest before Kemar Roofe levelled the scores for Leeds with a fortuitous goal eight minutes from time.
Wigan’s last meeting against Leeds was at the DW Stadium last year where they played out a 1-1 draw. Ryan Tunnicliffe and Chris Wood were the scorers for Wigan and Leeds respectively. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a home win for Wigan.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Wigan Athletic win at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Leeds are given favourable odds of 2.25 for the win but we are still not backing them owing to their inconsistent form on their travels. The Yorkshire outfit have fared decently on the road with three wins from seven outings but they are likely to face a testing challenge against Wigan, who hold the joint-best home record this term. Wigan are unbeaten at the DW Stadium with just four points dropped and they can edge this encounter with another strong defensive performance. Our preview fancies a Wigan win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Wigan Athletic win at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan Athletic vs Leeds United draw odds: 3.30
Leeds United win odds: 2.25
Correct Score odds
Wigan have made themselves difficult to beat in their home turf this term and the backline has impressed in front of their supporters. The hosts come into this game with three successive clean sheets at home and they recently kept out a free-flowing West Brom side from scoring. Leeds have netted at least one goal in each away trip but Wigan may buck the trend this weekend. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Wigan 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Wigan Athletic 1-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Wigan have generally kept a solid defence in their stadium and this has resulted in low-scoring matches. The majority of Wigan’s home matches this season have produced two or less goals and the outcome was similar when the sides met during the 2016/17 campaign. 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 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Nick Powell has been Wigan’s leading scorer this campaign with four goals from 15 appearances. The ex-Manchester United graduate has failed to score in any of the previous six matches but he still remains out preferred pick to open the scoring with his regularity in the first XI. Three of his four goals have come about in home wins for Wigan while he has opened the scoresheet twice. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Powell.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Nick Powell at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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