Barnsley vs Wigan Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Wigan
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley)

The hosts are coming into this game from the 1-1 draw against the last teams in the table. Only wins would help them to stay in the Championship for yet another season. But against an in-form Wigan, they will need a miracle to get all three points.

Wigan has returned to winning ways after the 3-0 thrashing against Brentford. The recent win over QPR was their fourth in five league matches. But the lack of goals has affected them throughout this season. The defense got weaker as the season progressed too.

Barnsley vs Wigan: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Wigan has two wins and a defeat in the five previous meetings with this opposition.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those five games across all venues.
  • The reverse fixture played back in August ended as a goalless draw.
  • The hosts have never won against Wigan in any of the four competitive matches at this ground.
  • Wigan kept a clean sheet in the latest three head to head games at this stadium.

Barnsley vs Wigan: Prediction

The hosts have shown a glimmer of hope with a few results in recent weeks. But the four-goal thrashing against Stoke City and the draw against Luton has hit them hard during these struggling times. Adding to their misery is this upcoming match. They have never won against Wigan in any of their past meetings at this ground. With Wigan winning consecutive games now it is likely to stay that way after Saturday too.

The visitors have performed exceptionally well in recent matches on the road. The major win during that spell was against toppers West Brom. Even though it was a 1-0 win, the confidence boost that they got from that game was immense. Apart from the defeat to Brentford, they have kept clean sheets in three of their last 4 away fixtures. They have also not conceded a goal in their last three trips to this ground. So I am backing a double chance for a draw or Wigan winning with both only one side netting goals.

Barnsley vs Wigan: Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Draw or Wigan to win @ 1.53 (6/11).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 2.38 (11/8).