Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City: Preview and Prediction

Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City
England – League Championship.
Date: Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: The DW Stadium (Wigan).

Wigan Athletic will aim to build on their 3-0 win against Blackburn Rovers over the weekend as they host Birmingham City on Tuesday night.

Home Fans at DW Stadium on Saturday went home with joy after their team seem to have risen from slumber to beat their opponents 3-0. Wigan took the lead just 14 minutes into the courtesy of W. Grigg, later on in the first half Nick Powell made it 2-0 before an own goal from Duffy made it 3-0. The home team will expect another win to push themselves into the playoffs spot.

Meanwhile Birmingham City struggled to get a 2-1 win away at leads United on Saturday. Before that, they drew their opening game against Cardiff City and later lost at home to Oxford United in League Cup. Birmingham will hope to build grab another away win as they did over the weekend to climb top of the table depending on results elsewhere.

Wigan Athletic v Birmingham: Head to Head statistics

  • The home team have won 3 of their last 6 games which includes a 4-0 defeat in their last 2.
  • Wigan have won 3 of their 6 home games against Birmingham and lost 1
  • Wigan are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 games against Birmingham
  • Wigan have conceded only 5 goals at home against Birmingham, they have scored 11.

Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City: Prediction

Wigan seen to have recovered from opening day defeat against Bristol City, they showed much strength in their 3-0 win over Blackburn. Considering statistics, they have a good home record against Birmingham and have lost just 1 game at home in 2016.

Birmingham also was victorious in their last game, they are also unbeaten in their last 6 Championship games. The visitors have no injury concern or missing players and will play with their best IX.

This match is very likely to end in a scored draw and I will be backing my correct score prediction of 1-1 at full time.

Wigan Athletic v Birmingham City: Tips

1) Both teams to score at 1.83.
2) Double Chance – Birmingham/Draw at 1.70.