Wigan Athletic vs West Bromwich Albion
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).
Wigan Athletic continues the search for victory but has a tough challenge provided by West Bromwich Albion. These sides have different ambitions but in this game each team will fight for the points.
Wigan are comfortably sitting in the middle of the table 8 points above the relegation zone. The team looks to establish itself in the league following their promotion last season and currently looks on course to do so. Their performances declined in recent weeks and the international break came just in time for the managerial staff to sort things out.
Wigan took a heavy hit before the break. The team was hoping to steal something from Preston North End but instead of snatching a point or 3 they left empty handed. Not just empty handed but conceded 4 goals without hitting back. Preston are known for scoring goals but Wigan failing to score was probably the surprise here.
West Bromwich Albion are near the summit of the league. They are 1 point away from the top and the team has the potential to keep hold of a direct promotion place. Darren Moore stabilized the team taking them out of the Premier League with their heads held high and now looks to be guiding them back to the highest English football league. The team scores goals literally for fun with their 31 goals but concedes too much in return.
Last game West Brom looked stunned in the first half against Reading but after the break it was different story. The visitors were leading 0-1 with an early goal but Albion took matters in their own hands after the break. Two goals from Gayle, along with 1 for Bartley and Barnes stroke Reading heavy and brought all the points to their team.
Wigan Athletic vs West Brom: Head-to-head
- Wigan picked up just 1 point in their last 3 games
- Wigan are the 3rd best host in the league with 4 victories and 2 draws
- WBA are unbeaten in 7 league games
- WBA have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 league games
- Any host failed to win in their last 5 head to head clashes
- Last 5 games between the sides saw both teams scoring
- West Brom are unbeaten at this stadium in 2 games
Wigan Athletic vs West Brom: Predictions
West Brom are in tremendous goalscoring form. The team hardly misses a game without scoring 2 or more goals and they should continue the tendency. Still they let easy goals in and Wigan may take advantage of that. The visitors are likely winners in a game with lots of goals.
Wigan Athletic vs West Brom: Bet Tips
West Brom to win @ 13/10 (2.30)
Over 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70).