Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).
Despite being one of the best offensive teams in the Championship, the defense has always let Aston Villa down from not being a top-six side. Only West Brom has scored more goals than them but the Lions occupy a modest fifth place in league standings.
Wigan is avoiding the relegation zone for now, and that too by a thread. They need to step up their quality in order to avoid a disastrous end to their season.
Both teams have been bundled out of the FA Cup and will have only their Championship future to work on till the end of the season. Though the exit of Wigan was kind of expected, a 3-0 loss at home by Aston Villa came as a shock to the fans.
Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Villans have won the last four h2h matches in a row.
- Seven of the last eight h2h wins belong to the Claret and Blue Army.
- Villa has scored at least two goals in six of their last seven attempts, against the Tics, at the DW Stadium.
- The last two games between these teams had five match goals each.
Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa Prediction
The Lions will waste no time at all and get into the proceedings right away. The team will be dejected for their untimely exit from the FA Cup and will want to make amends. As the Villans have no other major objective left for the season, they will play their heart out on the pitch to attain at least the playoff qualification.
The visitors will score the first goal and win the match as well.
But the out-of-form backline of Aston will be causing worry for the manager Dean Smith. The team has conceded goals in ten of their last 13 matches. Also, even though they have scored the second-most number of goals in the whole league, 49, the Lions have conceded 40 in return. Reading, the 23rd team in the table has conceded 41 goals.
Expect Wigan to score against this opponent of them.
Analyzing the above facts, the most probable scoreline is a 1-2 win for the guests.
Wigan Athletic vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Correct Score: 1-2, Aston Villa @ 9.50 (17/2)
First Team to Score: Aston Villa @ 1.75 (3/4).