Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Preview and Prediction

Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic
England League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 18th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Garry Monk’s Leeds United were unlucky in the 1-0 narrow defeat at Derby this weekend. Kyle Bartley and Marcus Antonsson both hit the woodwork for Leeds in a match where scoring chances were at premium. Leeds dropped down to 13th position in the league table as a result of the defeat. But there is only a 4 point gap from the play-off zone.

Wigan Athletic on the other hand were held to a goal-less draw at home by the newly promoted Burton Albion. This is the second successive 0-0 draw for the Gary Caldwell tutored side, who have also seen goal-less draws thrice inside the last five Championship games. They are still occupying the final relegation spot in the table and can expect a tough test against a strong home side like Leeds.

Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Head-to-Head Stats

In the two Championship meetings of last season, the away side returned home with a win without conceding. While it was different in the previous season as home team won without conceding in the pair of Championship fixture.

With 2 wins shared in the last 4 league meetings across last two season, it is pretty evident that this will be a tough match to call based on head-to-head stats. So we take a closer look at the form analysis to separate the two sides.

Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction

Leeds have managed 5 wins from their 12 league matches this season, but 4 of them have come from a half dozen matches at their home ground. This is a clear indication that their manager can count on them while playing at home. On the contrary, Wigan haven’t won a match this season in away trips. The lost 5 and drawn 1 from their 6 games so far. Their overall form alongside troubles to convert scoring chances are also a bitter blow to their chances.

It is a good choice to back Leeds for a win in this fixture on the back of their home form. There is also a good chance that only one team will move the score-sheet at the end of final 90 minutes.

Leeds United vs Wigan Athletic: Betting Tips

  • Leeds to win at 2.15 (8/7)
  • Both Teams to Score – NO at 1.90 (10/11).

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