Wigan Athletic hope to make this Championship campaign count and avoid yet another swift relegation when they take on a struggling Sheffield Wednesday team at the DW Stadium. Wigan have been through consecutive promotion and relegation campaigns in the last four seasons. Meanwhile, Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay is having his fingers crossed about losing more players in the window. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan have had a mixed pre-season with just a solitary win over Tranmere Rovers being the positive for the club. Wigan head into the new campaign after a heavy defeat against Rangers.
Sheffield Wednesday are having to trim down their squad in order to complain to the Financial Fair Play regulations. Apart from having failed to sign any player so far, Luhukay is also quite concerned about losing more players between now and the end of the window.
Wigan lost 1-0 against Sheffield Wednesday in the last time these two teams met each other the DW Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a victory for Wigan Athletic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Wigan Athletic win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield Wednesday are at a price of 3.25 for a victory. Even though Wednesday finished in a comfortable mid-table position last season, things are expected to be a lot tougher in the 2018-19 season. The lack of transfer funds coupled with the departure of key players have severely weakened Wednesday. Even though Wigan have not gone down the road of splashing the cash, the team does have enough to get past a struggling Wednesday outfit. Our preview would go with a win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Wigan Athletic win at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday draw odds: 3.40
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
The Wednesday team has lost several key players in the summer and one of them happens to be Jordan Rhodes, who would have been capable of getting the team out of tight spots. As it stands, Wednesday like a serious threat going forward and this gives the onus on Wigan. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Wigan.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Wigan Athletic 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The match is likely to witness just one of the teams coming up with a fewer return of goals and this is most likely to be the case with Sheffield Wednesday, who are coming into the new campaign with mounting problems. Wigan have the home advantage to keep them on the boil but it may not be enough to end up producing a high scoring game. 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 over 2.5 at 2.15[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Will Grigg was a key factor in Wigan’s promotion last season, as he came in with 26 goals from his 53 appearances. This was a remarkable tally and at least nine more than Nick Powell. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Grigg.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Will Grigg at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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