Wigan take on table leaders Norwich City at the DW Stadium hoping to open up the possibility of a three-way challenge for the title. Norwich appear to be heading for the Championship title owing to a six-point lead over Leeds United in the second spot, but the topsy-turvy campaign can bring about a change with a shock result in one of the remaining five matches for the Canaries. Wigan remain in deep relegation trouble with the club only two points above the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan’s three-game unbeaten sequence came to an end despite taking the lead against Hull City. Paul Cook saw the team lose 2-1 against the Tigers at the KCOM Stadium.
Norwich City dropped points for the first time in 10 league encounters after a 2-2 draw with Reading. Daniel Farke’s men seemed to have produced a great comeback with two goals in the last four minutes, but Reading came up with an injury-time equaliser to deny the Canaries a 26th league win of the season.
Norwich were able to pick up a 1-0 victory over Wigan in the reverse encounter back in September. The last meeting between the two clubs at the DW Stadium produced a 2-2 draw. Our betting tips and predictions for the game would opt for a Norwich win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Norwich City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Norwich may be left saddened by the incredible nine-game winning streak coming to an end, but manager Farke will be delighted that the team received a wake-up call without suffering too many bad consequences in the table. Norwich’s lead over the second-place now stands at six points. Norwich make the trip to the DW Stadium with just one win in four trips, while Wigan themselves have not been able to dominate this fixture. Our preview would pick a success for Norwich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Norwich City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan Athletic vs Norwich City draw odds: 4.00
Wigan Athletic win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
Norwich have been able to get 13 goals in the last six matches. The club’s defence may not be the best, but it is sufficient to keep Norwich at the top. Wigan have been conceding goals too easily, but their home record is actually quite decent with three clean sheets in five. Due to Norwich’s struggles for rampant away goals, our correct score prediction would go with a 1-0 win for Norwich.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Norwich City 1-0 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
A true mark of a champion is the ability to win even when not playing well. Norwich have had such games in recent times with the Canaries witnessing two 1-0 wins in the last six matches. Wigan’s struggles in front of goal make our total goals prediction go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Teemu Pukki has seen his form drop quite drastically in recent weeks. The Finn has been unable to score in eight out of his last 10 appearances. Emiliano Buendia has been experiencing a much better form with four goals in as many appearances. However, his suspension may actually open up the doors for Pukki to rediscover his form. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Teemu Pukki.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Teemu Pukki at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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