Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Predictions and Match Preview

Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: City Ground (Nottingham).

The Reds will be looking to redeem for their consecutive league defeats as they face a depleted Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Mid-table of the Championship is as congested as it can get, with 7 teams separated by only a point. Nottingham is 12th in the table with 39 points from 28 matches. They lost 4 of their previous 5 matches in all competitions. But even in that run, the only win came against the league leaders Leeds United at home. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches across all venues.

In 5 recent home games, they lost 3 and won the remaining 2. Four of those 5 matches had less than 2.5 goals at full time as well. The major highlight in that spell is that they don’t have a clean sheet in the latest 4 home fixtures.

Wigan is nearing the relegation zone match after match. The team that used to play at the top tier of English football are 20th in the table right now. A whopping 41 goals have been conceded by them till now. The Latics are fresh from an away defeat to Sheffield United, which means they have lost 3 of their last 5 matches. Only the home match against Aston Villa was a win and they conceded in all the remaining 4 matches in that spell.

Including 11 defeats, they are winless in the last 13 matches away from home, also without a clean sheet. This is the main reason for them being at the bottom currently. In 6 of their last 7 matches on the road, the final score had less than 2.5 goals.

It may be a straight forward victory for the hosts based on the away form of the Tics. Unless something out of the ordinary happens, I don’t see any other possibility.

Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reds have 2 wins and a defeats against this opposition on their last 5 meetings.
  • More than 2.5 goals were recorded in 3 of those 5 games in all competitions.
  • Forest have an active 2 match win streak in h2h games at this ground against Wigan.
  • Both teams have 2 wins each in their last 5 clashes at this venue.
  • Both teams scored in 4 of those 5 matches as well.
  • All 4 of their recent h2h matches at the home of Forest had over 2.5 goals.

Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic Prediction

The hosts are on a 2 match win streak against the Tics at home. Compared to the away form of the latter Forest have won recent home games. So we can bet on the hosts to win comfortably with 2.15 odds.

Even though both sides scored in 4 of their previous 5 meetings at this ground, I don’t see that happening this time. The hosts failed to score in 3 of their recent home matches. Also, the visitors failed to get into the score-sheet in 5 of their last 7 outings. So a bet can be made on both teams not scoring with 1.95 odds.

Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic Betting Tips

  • Nottingham Forest to win @ 2.15 (8/7).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.95 (10/11).