Sheffield vs Wigan: Preview and Prediction

Sheffield Wednesday vs Wigan Athletic
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield.

Sheffield Wednesday are in all kind of troubles as they are finding it hard to live up to the expectations this season. The team who were in the play-off finals last season are currently 19th in the league table after losing 3 of the 5 matches so far. They League Cup campaign lasted just one round as they crashed out to lower division side Cambridge United. There is plenty at stakes for Carlos Carvalhal when his team welcomes another struggling side Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

Wigan Athletic are 20th in the league table, one spot behind their Saturday’s opponent Sheffield Wednesday. A 3-0 home win against Blackburn Rovers and a 1-1 draw at the same venue against Birmingham City put them undefeated at home. But they have lost in all the three away matches this season, which also includes a 2-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic in the League Cup fixture.

Sheffield vs Wigan: Head-to-Head

Sheffield Wednesday have won in the last two meetings against Wigan, while lost in the previous two. The head-to-head record is even with teams sharing two wins each, one at home and one away.

Sheffield vs Wigan: Prediction

Sheffield Wednesday are without a doubt a far better side and they must not get troubled by a team that just earned their promotion to the Championship. Carlos Carvalhal is finding it hard to bring the team back to the level they used to be at the tail end of last season and this might prove costly for them. However, even at the lowest point, Sheffield must be able to edge a morale boosting win against a side like Wigan, who have lost in each of the three away games this season.

Wigan have conceded 2 or more goals in five of their last six away games, so a Sheffield United side in desperate need of a win could do the same here.

Sheffield vs Wigan: Betting Tips

Sheffield to win at 17/20 (1.85)
Sheffield to score over 1.5 goals at 1/1 (2.00).