Wigan Athletic vs Preston Prediction and Match Preview

Wigan Athletic vs Preston Championship Prediction by LeagueLane

Wigan Athletic vs Preston
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium.

Wigan had secured a promotion to the Championship after winning the title the last season in the League One, which is the 3rd tier in the English football system. Meanwhile Preston had to settle for a rather unimpressive mid-table finish in the Championship and all along they had struggled to find form on the road.

In fact, they have been struggling on the road for the past several months and have been letting in goals in huge numbers in the process as well. Losing streaks were a common occurrence for them during this period, and it is a doubt if they would be able to overcome this weakness anytime soon.

They had to settle for a 13th place finish in a table of 24 teams the last season in the Championship, and they had remained winless in 30 of their total 46 games.

Meanwhile, Wigan had lifted the title in the League One the previous campaign. They had lost just 8 times all through this stretch and they had comfortably scored the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition as well.

However, it needs to be mentioned that towards the end of the campaign they experience a loss in form and at one point it even looked doubtful if they would be able to qualify even for the playoffs.

However due to the dominance they had shown earlier in the season they managed to keep alive their slender lead at the top.

Going on goals have come in huge numbers whenever these 2 teams have locked horns in the past and judging all these observations it is expected that we are about to witness a high-scoring affair this weekend.

Wigan Athletic vs Preston Head-to-head (h2h)

  • 4 of the previous 5 encounters had 3 or more goals.
  • The latest clash had finished in a 3-2 win for the weekend.
  • 4 of the past 5 meetings at this ground had 3 or more goals.
  • It’s been 3 years since the hosts have been able to keep a clean sheet at this ground.

Wigan Athletic vs Preston Prediction & Analysis

4 of the last 5 official games of Wigan had 3 or more goals and they also had a total of just 4 clean sheets from their past 13 games.

On the other hand, Preston were winless in 9 of their past 14 overall official matches, and they even had lost 4 of their past 5 road trips.

Taking into account these observations, expect a goal-fest this weekend between the 2 teams.

Tips for Wigan Athletic vs Preston

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.25.