Derby County vs Wigan Athletic
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Pride Park Stadium (Derby).
Massive slump in form dropped Derby County out of the top-six in the Championship standings.
The Rams are now three points shy of sixth-placed Bristol City after a devastating thread of four consecutive defeats in the league. They were brutally hammered by Aston Villa on Friday evening when they shipped four goals without any response at Villa Park.
Can Frank Lampard find the way to motivate his lads after such dreadful series of results?
The opposition comes in the likes of Wigan Athletic and this should be a winnable contest for the hosts.
The Latics are in danger of being relegated to League One football as they sit just three points above the red zone. However, the visitors will come into this as pretty clear form favourites and they went unbeaten in last five league outings.
Derby County vs Wigan Athletic: Head-to-head
Derby only lead the head to head tie by a single win, but we have to say they’ve dominated this match-up in recent years.
The Rams won three and drew one of last four ties against Wigan Athletic keeping clean sheets in every single affair during the process.
On the other hand, Derby only won one of seven home matches with the Latics (1 win, 3 draws and 3 defeats).
Derby County vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction
Derby struggled badly for goals lately as they failed to find the back of the net in any of last three games. They will likely face troubles to break a stern defense of Wigan’s here as the visitors shipped just one goal in last three Championship fixtures.
Wigan will concentrate on defending their goal and we expect the manager Paul Cook to park the bus here. None of past four matches the Latics played saw three or more goals scored (two goalless draws).
Under 2.5 goals FT thus has to be a banker bet at 1.72 odds, while braver punters can try with Derby County to win 1-0 at the odds of 6.50.