Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield United
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The DW Stadium (Wigan).
Wigan ended a four-loss streak at the weekend when they drew 2-2 to Swansea City away at Liberty Stadium. They could have taken much more from that tie with an early two-goal cushion, but the lame defensive line did not hold on as the Swans secured a 2-2 draw at the end. Wigan thus dropped to 19th place in the league standings after such a poor run caused by a massive drop in form in December. Can they rebound on Tuesday afternoon when 4th-placed Blades come to visit The DW Stadium?
The visitors are heavy favourites coming into this tie. They will head into it off the back of straight wins over Derby County and Blackburn Rovers, having netted three goals in both clashes. The team led by Chris Wilder showed winning mentality when they continued to attack with ten men on the pitch on Saturday against the Riversiders. They were rewarded for such approach as Blackburn’s midfielder Roichard Smallwood was also sent off 19 minutes from time. Team’s star man and league’s top scorer Billy Sharp then completed a quick brace within four minutes to open up the way for what proved to be a comprehensive 3-0 victory for Sheffield United at the end.
Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
Wigan lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into landmark 10th encounter with the Blades.
Sheffield United, however, clinched a 4-2 victory when teams battled it out in late-October at Bramall Lane.
Both teams scored in three of past four head to head affairs.
Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield United: Prediction
The visitors are heavy form favourites here. Billy Sharp, who has 15 goals to his name, will have plenty of space to keep his stellar form going here at The DW. The Latics allowed two or more goals in each of last three league outings.
You can back Sharp to score anytime at the 2.40 odds, while the Blades are 2.15 to clinch their third successive win in the league.
Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Sheffield United to win @ 2.15 (23/20)
Billy Sharp to score anytime @ 2.40 (7/5).