Middlesbrough vs Wigan
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Middlesbrough was one of the top performers last season and missed out on a spot in the playoffs by a tiny margin. This time though, they have failed to recreate that magic and is winless till now. As a result, they have been placed in the relegation zone for the moment.
Visitors Wigan will be enthusiastic considering the struggles of their opponents, but they themselves have several problems that need to be sorted out. For starters, they too are close to the cut-off line and have lost all of their games so far in the league, except for one.
To pile on, they are on the road this Tuesday, too.
Middlesbrough vs Wigan Head-to-head (h2h)
- Middlesbrough recorded the last four wins.
- Seven of the previous nine fixtures saw Wigan failing to score.
- Wigan could not record even a single goal in their last five visits to this stadium.
- The last the visitors won at the Riverside Stadium was back in 2006.
Middlesbrough vs Wigan Prediction
Form-wise, both teams are on the same level. This is where the home advantage and the superior h2h stats of Middlesbrough come into play. Moreover, this temporary complacency aside, they do have the confidence of being one of the top contenders in 2018-19.
In addition, Wigan was winless in 22 of their previous 24 away fixtures and conceded two or more goals in six of their previous eight official such encounters.
Coming to their h2h battles, Middlesbrough kept an astonishing seven clean sheets from the last nine clashes, and in the last five at this venue. And importantly, Wigan last recorded a win at this stadium more than 13 years back.
Taking all these into account, the chances for the hosts to record a win, complemented with a clean sheet is very high.
Middlesbrough vs Wigan Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
To Win to Nil: Middlesbrough @ 3.00 (2/1).