Bristol Rovers vs Wigan: Preview and Predictions

Aron Wright - April 22, 2018

Bristol Rovers vs Wigan Athletic
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).

Wigan can look at the 2017-18 season with some pride as they earned promotion to the Championship inside 12 months. Still, the League One title is there to win and they have to battle it against fellow relegated Blackburn who sit three points behind them.

On the other hand, Bristol Rovers have little left to play for as they sit comfortably at 12th on the log. They cannot make the promotion play-offs since the gap is now a massive 13 pointe. While the gap with relegation zone is a 9 point and they are safe with three games left to close the season.

Form Guide:

  • The Rovers are win-less in the last 4, lost and drew 2 each.
  • Moreover, they Rovers have won just once in their last 8.
  • The home form look decent for Bristol Rovers as they are unbeaten in 6, yet they are not convincing enough since only 2 are wins with the remaining 4 ending in stalemates.
  • Wigan are unbeaten in 5 with 4 wins and 1 draw.
  • Away from home, they won 5 and lost 1 of the last 6.
  • Besides, Wigan are the best away side in the league after picking up 15 wins and 2 draws from the 21 matches so far, while losing in 4.

Bristol Rovers vs Wigan: Head-to-head

Wigan are on a six match unbeaten streak against Bristol Rovers, 3 wins and 3 draws.

The two League One meetings at Rovers’ home ground during the period were draws. However, the last trip to this stadium was way back in the year 2000.

Bristol Rovers vs Wigan: Prediction

The overall form of Bristol Rovers is underwhelming, but they are capable of making life hard for teams at their own turf since they are unbeaten in the last 6 here with 2 wins and 4 draws. They have nothing left to play for in the closing weeks of the league season and therefore expect them to play with much more freedom.

Wigan Athletic are on emphatic form and they have secured automatic promotion to the Championship with three games in hand. Yet, a win here is important to stay on top and win the league with Blackburn chasing them at a 3 point gap.

Comparing the two teams, both form and season ambitions, Wigan are the side in desperate need of a win here. They have the confidence and the momentum as well as a strong head-to-head record against the Rovers. Expect nothing but an away win from this fixture.

Bristol Rovers vs Wigan: Bet Tips

Wigan to win @ 1.60 odds by 1xBet

Over 1.5 team goals for Wigan @ 1.66 odds.