Derby County vs Wigan Athletic: Preview and Prediction

Derby County vs Wigan Athletic: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips-31st December 2016

Derby County vs Wigan Athletic
EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 31st December, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Pride Park, Derby.

Derby County have the easiest of fixtures in the game week 24 as they are up against Wigan Athletic at IPro Stadium on Saturday.

Derby have been superb for a long time now, they are currently on a 9-game unbeaten run and will be aiming to extend it to 10. They have not lost a game since last week of October and have drawn just once in their unbeaten course. Derby have also been good defensively keeping 7 clean sheets in their last 9 games. They are in the 7th position with 39 points, they are a point below the last spot of the playoff being occupied by Sheffield Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Wigan have been on opposite form of their host team, they have been winless in their last 5 games as they haven’t won a game in December. They have also list their last 5 games and have failed to score in 3 of the games. This course have pulled them down to the drip zone, they are in 23rd position with 18 points. Their woes can be attributed to their lack of firing goals, they hold the joint poorest offense in the league with QPR having scored on 20 goals.

Derby County vs Wigan Athletic: Head to Head Statistics

  • Both teams have had fair share of their previous 12 meetings, they seem to be of equal strength in the games.
  • They have both won 5 games each in their previous 12 meetings and have drawn twice against each other.
  • Their previous meetings have always favored the away sides, Derby have won just once at home against Wigan, but have won 4 times on the road.
  • Wigan have won 3 times away against Derby, but have won twice at home against Derby.

Derby County vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction

Wigan’s current form says it all, they are the underdogs in this game. It will be difficult task for them to win an inform Derby Ipro Stadium despite their previous success at Ipro Stadium. We expect Derby to win to nil in the game given that Wigan are poor in front of goal and Derby have been good at the back in recent games.

Derby County vs Wigan Athletic: Bet Tips

Derby County to win at 1.62 (5/8)
Both teams to score – NO at 3/4 (1.75).