Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).
Leeds United took advantage of back-to-back Sheffield United’s slip-ups in past two rounds to go three points clear off the Blades in the battle for the second-place finish and an automatic promotion to the elite tier of English football. They picked up important consecutive clean sheet wins over Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday in last two rounds.
The Peacocks will have a great chance to keep the ball rolling and make it three on the trot on Good Friday when relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic come to visit Elland Road. However, hosts will have to bring on their top-notch display to see off the Latics who proved strength with some encouraging results in the last couple of weeks.
Paul Cook’s men held the likes of Bristol City and Norwich City to draws in recent matches and they lost just one of past five in Championship.
Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Head-to-head
Wigan also have a positive overall head to head record with five wins and three defeats in eleven meetings with the Peacocks.
Leeds United are unbeaten in last four ties with the Latics, though.
Each of last three H2H affairs between these two likes saw goals scored at both ends.
Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction
Hosts have to be considered heavy favourites given they won five of past six league outings at Elland Road. Direct promotion is at stake for them and we doubt they will afford a failure here against a side which fights for survival at this level.
Wigan are the worst travellers in the entire league. They won 1, drew 4 and lost as many as 16 of 21 away fixtures so far in the season. They shipped at least two goals in each of last five away matches which is why backing Leeds to win in a high-scoring affair has to be the only logical betting option here.
Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Bet Tips
Leeds United Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.44 (4/9)
Leeds United to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.05 (21/20).