Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Wigan Athletic hope to end any relegation doubts when they take on Preston at the DW Stadium this weekend. Wigan have opened up a five-point advantage over the bottom three to leave it a two horse race between Millwall and Rotherham for the final relegation spot. Wigan will be able to mathematically guarantee safety by bettering Rotherham’s points return during the weekend. Preston are back in the top half of the table but the team has little chance of making it to the play-offs. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan were able to come up with one of the biggest upsets of the campaign after a 2-1 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road last weekend. Wigan were able to pick up this incredible result even when being a goal and man down within 20 minutes.
Preston ended a sequence of four consecutive losses with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over relegated Ipswich at the Deepdale Stadium. The match also witnessed Preston scoring over 3.5 goals for the first time since January.
Preston picked up a comprehensive 4-0 win over Wigan in the reverse fixture back in October. The Latics had been down to 10 men for most of the second half, while Callum Robinson came up with a brace. The last game between the two clubs at the DW Stadium produced a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan have done exceedingly well to move within a victory away from safety. The club has been plucking away results for the last few weeks. Meanwhile, Preston will have little reason to go for a victory and they would also be aware of Wigan’s strong home record this season – just four defeats in 21 games. Yet, it is remarkable that five out of the last six matches at the DW Stadium have been draws and Wigan are also unbeaten in eight games at home. Our preview would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan win odds: 2.10
Preston win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Wigan were able to come up with two crucial goals to stun Leeds United away from home, but Preston will be more cautious of extending their sequence of defeats. The Preston team has been low on goals of late and the 4-0 win during the weekend comes as a major boost. Still, Wigan are solid at home and our correct score prediction would pick 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 been very defensively good in home matches with just one of the games at the DW Stadium since the middle of February producing over 2.5 goals. Preston have a habit of scoring in away games and Alex Neil’s men have found the back of the net in nine consecutive away matches. Still, our correct score prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Joe Garner was rested for the game against Leeds United and he only came on as a late substitute, but the lack of recovery time available for Wigan players should see him get record to the starting line-up. Garner has not scored since the 5-2 win over Bolton, but our first goalscorer prediction would back the 31-year-old to score against his former club.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Joe Garner at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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