Wigan Athletic vs Oldham Athletic: Preview and Predictions

Wigan Athletic vs Oldham Athletic
England – League One
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK
Venue: The DW Stadium (Wigan).

Wigan Athletic left the crisis behind them as the streak of three straight wins has regained them the second place in the league ladder. Nonetheless, the Latics still have a mountain to climb in order to book one of top two spots and earn the direct promotion at the end of the regular season given that the third-placed Blackburn Rovers are just a single point behind with a game in hand on Paul Cook’s men.

The Tics thus can’t afford the luxury of dropping points at The DW Stadium. One can hardly predict any problems for them on Friday when the relegation strugglers Oldham Athletic are about to visit Wigan. Richard Wellens’ side has been enjoying a fine spell of form with three wins and two draws in five league games before falling 0-2 at home to Portsmouth two weeks ago.

Wigan, on the other side, have won three on the bounce (each on the road) in League One without conceding a single goal in the process. Nick Powell was the man who has opened the way to a 0-2 victoyr away at Bury last time out when he bagged his 143th goal of the campaign (team’s top scorer). He should have plenty of room to thrive up front past the struggling defensive line of Oldham Athletic (conceded at least two goals in three of last four league games on the road).

Wigan Athletic vs Oldham Athletic: Head-to-head

Trips to The DW Stadium have never been a pleasant experience for Oldham Athletic who have lost 5, drawn 1 and won 1 of 7 previous away clashes with the Tics.

Wigan Athletic have clinched the comfortable 0-2 victory when they visited Boundary Park in this term of League One.

Only one of last six H2H games has produced three or more goals.

Wigan Athletic vs Oldham Athletic: Prediction

Wigan Athletic look to have strengthened their defensive line of late and we do expect them to keep the fourth clean sheet in a row here. You can back this pick at the odds of 1.90.

The punters who prefer safer options can just go with the home win at 1.40.

Wigan Athletic vs Oldham Athletic: Bet Tips

Wigan Athletic to win @ 1.40

Wigan Athletic to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90.

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