Barnsley vs Wigan Athletic
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 19th November, 2016.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley.
The rivals from the last term of League One are going to face each other in the higher division this Saturday, as Barnsley are hosting Wigan Athletic at their Oakwell Stadium in the 17th round of the competition.
Even though Wigan Athletic cruised past their opponents in League One last season, and The Tykes earned the promotion through the playoffs, after coming 6th at the end of the campaign, it’s Barnsley who are playing better in Championship this year.
The hosts are sitting in the middle part of the table. Paul Heckingbottom can be pretty happy knowing that his team is undefeated in last three league matches, having played back-to-back draws with Bristol City and Burton Albion.
Wigan Athletic, on the other side, managed to beat Cardiff City away from home two weeks ago, but they returned to the old habits by losing the last round’s game vs Reading with 0-3 on home court. The Latics will thus most likely have one hell of a task to avoid the relegation battle before the end of the season.
Warren Joyce’s best player Will Grigg is the top scorer, but he did not score a single goal since the end of September and the home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Barnsley vs Wigan Athletic: Head-to-Head Stats
Interestingly, the visiting teams claimed victories in the latest head to head encounters as Wigan Athletic took a 0 – 2 win from the Oakwell Stadium, while Barnsley were victorious in May this year taking a 1-4 win from The DW Stadium. None of the previous seven head to head encounters ended in a draw, while Wigan Athletic have been more successful, claiming five wins.
Barnsley vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction
Since the teams are very similar in terms of the quality it is really hard to give any outcome predictions. We can also see that the home court does not represent the advantage from the most recent head to head clashes.
The main betting prediction will thus be draw at the half time, set at 5/4 odds, while you can alternatively try with both teams to score option at 13/20!
Barnsley vs Wigan Athletic: Betting Tips
Draw at the half time 5/4 (2.25)
Both teams to score 13/20 (1.65).