Wigan Athletic vs Liverpool
International Club Friendlies
Date: Friday, 14th July 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: The DW Stadium.
Liverpool kick off their pre-season schedule with two domestic friendlies against the likes of Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic.
The clash with a League One outfit will certainly be much more interesting as it will serve out as a decent test for Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Asian Tour and the game with Crystal Palace.
The Latics had a dreadful campaign in the last term of Championship as they eventually failed to save the second tier status which will force them to feature League One football in the next season.
The team suffered plenty of chances, one being the appointment of the former Portsmouth boss Paul Cook as the new head coach.
Cook will thus have the chance to enjoy a debut against no one else but Liverpool and a positive result against the Reds would certainly mean a lot on the confidence ahead of challenges in League One.
Klopp is about to send quiet a decent lineup on the pitch featuring the likes of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi who have all reported on duty at the start of the preparation period on July 5.
Exactly 50 days have passed since Liverpool’s friendly with Sydney at the end of the last season and it is exciting to see the team in action ahead of the new season which kicks off in a month.
Wigan Athletic vs Liverpool: Head to head
The Reds have been much better in head to head meetings having lost only two and won ten of their 17 encounters with the Tics.
The two sides took on each other at about the same time last year when Klopp’s men claimed a 0-2 win from The DW Stadium with goals from Danny Ings and Benjamin Woodburn.
Wigan Athletic vs Liverpool: Prediction
We expect to witness a similar scenario to the one seen last year when the Reds controlled the pitch and claimed a 0-2 win.
Since Klopp is expected to send a very strong lineup on the court, we must see the value in taking Liverpool to win by two or more goals at the odds of 6/5.
Wigan Athletic vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Liverpool -1.5 handicap at the odds of 6/5.
You can alternatively take HT/FT Liverpool/Liverpool at 11/10.