Wigan Athletic will be glad to host Stoke City, who are struggling for results, at the DW Stadium hoping for joy on their own. There is very little to separate the two teams in terms of league positions, as only Brentford are between Stoke and Wigan coming into this match. However, there is a five-point difference between the two teams on the points table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Wigan were quite happy to come away with a 1-1 draw against Rotherham, who were quite dominant in set pieces during the weekend. Wigan have only picked up a solitary win in the last four league matches.
Stoke City lost for the fourth time in five matches after West Brom picked up a narrow 1-0 success at the Bet365 Stadium. The home win, which came in surprising circumstances, over Leeds United is the only positive aspect for Stoke in the last 10 matches.
The reverse fixture witnessed a comprehensive 3-0 victory for Wigan at the Bet365 Stadium. Wigan, though, were held to a 2-2 draw when these two teams came together at the DW Stadium for the last time, but this fixture was back in 2012 when both clubs were in the Premier League. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Wigan win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke simply cannot get going and it is the case even with home or away games. The team has been on an incredible losing streak for several months and Nathan Jones has been unable to bring about any improvement at the club. Wigan have been quite decent last few games and a home match presents a great opportunity for the team to rise up the table. Wigan have picked up back-to-back wins at the DW Stadium and the club are aiming for a double over Stoke following the comfortable win earlier in the campaign. Our preview would pick a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Wigan win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan vs Stoke City draw odds: 3.30
Stoke City win odds: 2.75
Correct Score odds
Stoke City may be on a lengthy losing streak but the team has been able to avoid big defeats for the time being. Wigan are also not a great pick to score goals in great numbers with the team only managing seven goals in the last six league matches. Despite a big win for Wigan in the reverse fixture, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Wigan 2-0 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though this has been historically a high scoring game, there is likely to be no contribution from Stoke, who have only managed three goals in the last six matches. The last meeting between Stoke and Wigan to produce under 2.5 goals was in 2012. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Josh Windass has continued his excellent run with an equaliser against Rotherham United during the weekend. This was his goal in a third straight match, and it has put the midfielder at the top of the Wigan scoring charts with five league goals this season. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Josh Windass.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Josh Windass at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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