Wigan vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 22nd December 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).
The 23rd round in the English Championship has Wigan hosting Birmingham at the DW Stadium. The match takes place on Saturday.
Birmingham is 10th in the league table and has 31 points from their 22 matches so far. Their record reads seven wins, ten draws, and five losses. The team scored 32 goals and conceded 27 in return. Birmingham won two of their last five matches. They drew one and lost the remaining two games. Nine goals came from the Birmingham frontline, while the defense let past seven goals into the net.
Wigan holds the 16th position in the table and has posted 25 points from their 22 fixtures. They won seven games, drew four and lost eleven matches in their league campaign. Wigan has a goal difference of -7 after scoring 23 and conceding 30 goals. The team won one of their last five games, drew two and lost two. Wigan managed to score four goals and opposition teams scored four against them.
Birmingham drew against Blackburn, on the road, in their last league match. Gardner and Adams scored goals for Birmingham. The final score was 2-2. Wigan lost against Ipswich, on the road, last weekend. The single-goal affair saw Sears scoring the winning goal in the 67th minute.
Wigan vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Wigan won the last h2h match against Birmingham.
- Four of the last five h2h wins belong to Wigan.
- Wigan has lost six of their last nine games.
- Birmingham lost three of their last 18 fixtures.
- Wigan was unbeaten in 17 of their last 20 home-ties.
- Birmingham was unbeaten in nine of their last 14 away matches.
- The home team, Wigan, is unbeaten against Birmingham at this venue, since 2011.
Wigan vs Birmingham Prediction
Wigan is one of the best teams in the league when the home record is considered. Only Norwich and Leeds, two sure contenders for promotion next season, have obtained more points than Wigan, from home games. Only Leeds and Middlesbrough have conceded fewer goals than Wigan, at home.
Wigan is unbeaten against Birmingham, at the DW stadium, since 2011. All these points to how strong an opponent is Wigan, at their home. It’s logical to deduce that Wigan will avoid a loss in this fixture.
Birmingham could only score a total of one goal in their last three h2h fixtures at this venue. They failed to keep a clean sheet in six out of the last seven occasions. Wigan will take advantage of their excellent home form and get on the score sheet first.
Wigan vs Birmingham Betting Tips
Double Chance: Wigan or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
First Team to Score: Wigan @ 1.80 (4/5).