Wigan Athletic are at the DW Stadium for a match against Middlesbrough this weekend. Tony Pulis takes his Middlesbrough team who have been able to strengthen the position in the top six places with the string of wins. Meanwhile, Wigan remain just outside the bottom three places with a five-point advantage over the rest of the division. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan Athletic were able to pick up a 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town despite only playing against 10 men for much of the match. Even this point came about as a result of a late equaliser.
Middlesbrough picked up back-to-back wins and clean sheets after beating QPR 2-0 at the Riverside Stadium. The victory comes just a week after the 1-0 success over Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Tony Pulis and his team are aiming for a double over Wigan after achieving a comfortable 2-0 success over this team earlier in the campaign. Meanwhile, Wigan and Middlesbrough played out a 1-1 draw when they last met each other in the DW Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough need a victory in order to stay in the top six places even if there is no immediate threat from the likes of Bristol and Derby County. Meanwhile, Wigan also need a victory in order to pull away from the bottom three, which is far too close to comfort. Wigan are unbeaten in four consecutive matches at the DW Stadium, but Middlesbrough are one of the highest-ranking opponents to visit this ground since the loss against Sheffield United at the start of the year. Our preview, though, would go with a draw due to Middlesbrough’s mediocre away form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan Athletic win odds: 3.25
Middlesbrough win odds: 2.45
Correct Score odds
Middlesbrough have been able to come up with a decent number of goals so far this season but they have not been spectacular going forward. It is to be expected from a Tony Pulis team. Meanwhile, the Wigan outfit also face a similar situation with a sudden dip in goal scoring form. Our correct score prediction would opt for 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
The last two matches at the DW Stadium have been low on goals and it is to be expected when Middlesbrough are in town. Tony Pulis takes extra care in ensuring that his team do not concede goals and it is evident from Middlesbrough possessing the meanest defence in the division with only 24 goals conceded. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 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
Britt Assombalonga has been in decent form for Middlesbrough over the last few weeks. Even though he has just hit 10 goals for the campaign, the 26-year-old is one of the biggest threats in the match. He has been able to score only one goal in his last five appearances, but our first goalscorer prediction would pick Britt Assombalonga.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Britt Assombalonga at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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