Wigan Athletic vs Nottingham Forest
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 18th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).
Two sides that look to have different mindsets meet on Saturday. Wigan Athletic was involved in a lot of goals so far this season while their visitors Nottingham Forest looked far more pragmatic.
All 3 games which involved Wigan since the start of the season were very entertaining. Paul Cook’s boys are going for goals and they are doing it well. Still there are issues at the back as the team not only scores many but also receives plenty in return.
The team has 3 points this season and got knocked out of the Carabao Cup but all 3 games saw at least 4 goals in them. 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday followed by the same result but this time in favour of Aston Villa. In the Carabao Cup the team got knocked out by Rotherham with 3-1 but that’s not a big concern.
Nottingham Forest look to be a bit like the opposite to Latics. The team plays pragmatic and got involved in some lower scoring games. Still the results look to be better than last season which despite the lack of goals looks decent achievement.
So far the team has two 1-1 draws against strong sides like West Brom and Bristol City while Reading fell short and lost 1-0 at The City Ground. Forest also managed to continue in the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 victory following penalties against Bury. The team showed a lot of determination for this victory after going 0-1 down and later Smith left the team with 10 men following a straight red.
Wigan Athletic vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head
- Nottingham is unbeaten in 8 games in all competitions
- Nottingham has conceded more than 1 goal only once in their last 9 games
- Wigan are unbeaten in 6 games at home including last season
- Wigan have 2 victories and 4 draw at home against Nottingham
Wigan Athletic vs Nottingham Forest: Predictions
So far those 2 sides have played 7 games this season – 3 Wigan and 4 Nottingham. Just 1 of those failed to see both teams on the score sheet.
Wigan plays offensive football creating and letting a lot of chances.
Nottingham are more pragmatic but have kept just a single clean sheet while scoring in all 4 games.
Both teams to find the net looks to be the best option while the draw looks likely.
Wigan Athletic vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score at 4/5 (1.80)
Full-Time Result – A Draw @ 12/5 (3.40).