Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic
England – The Championship
Date: Saturday, 1st April 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle couldn’t have found a worse time to lose form than now where they haven’t won a game in 3 matches. Two draws and a defeat still mean that the club are top of the league but only by 1 point from Brighton. The good news is that they have a7 point advantage to a dreaded play-off position. But the Magpies will have to start chalking up wins immediately.
Newcastle only has the 7th best home record at home, and they were expected in the Championship to have the best. From a possible 54 points they have won 35.
Wigan look destined to be relegated where they are second from bottom and 7 points from safety. They have just one win in their last five games and even though they have lost 10 games away from home they have proved to be a tough team to beat on the road with results being very close.
Newcastle United vs Wigan: Head to Head Stats
Newcastle has not hosted Wigan here since 2012 where they won 3-0. Earlier this season in the reverse fixture Newcastle won 2-0. Wigan have not beaten Newcastle at St James’ Park in over 20 years. In the 7 matches played this century at Newcastle, 5 of these have seen 3 goals or more.
Newcastle United vs Wigan: Prediction
This is the ideal fixture for Newcastle to get their league campaign back on track again, facing a relegated threatened team who are far from safety. A win here would a springboard to hopefully for them go on and win the Championship. We feel confident to go for the half time/full time market for the home team.