Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Prediction & Match Preview

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn
English Championship
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: The DW Stadium (Wigan).

Both Wigan and Blackburn will be hoping to bring their respective negative threads to an end on Wednesday evening when they battle each other in the 19th round tie at The DW Stadium. The hosts did interrupt their four-loss streak by playing a goalless draw against the 20th-placed Reading on Saturday.

Paul Cook can only regret as his team spurned a host of decent openings in front of the Royals’ goal. The Latics were truly the dominant force on the pitch, but they just could not find the way to break the deadlock on the occasion. Can they bounce back and score a goal after 180 minutes here against Blackburn Rovers who allowed four when they met Preston North End in the Lancashire derby at the weekend.

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn: Head-to-head

These two likes were together in the League One football last year.

They shared spoils in two draws when coming face to face in the previous term in third tier.

Wigan were generally the dominant side in H2H games at the DW Stadium where they won 5, drew 4 and lost 2 of 11 meetings with the Riversiders.

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn: Prediction

Blackburn certainly left a much better impression overall so far in the season. They were unbeaten in three subsequent affairs before falling 4-1 to Preston in the Lancashire derby at Deepdale. Even though the result suggests it was an one-sided affair, we must say the visitors reacted well after getting off to a nightmare kick off. The Lilywhites were two goals up ten minutes into the game.

Tony Mowbray’s men held their nerves until the half time and responded just after the break when substitute Danny Graham pulled one back. They had a fair number of chances to get back on level terms, but were unlucky to finish conceding two more and losing 4-1 at the end.

There are no favourites here, but we can generally hardly see the visitors on to losing end given Wigan’s struggles for goals in their most recent outings.

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn: Bet Tips

  • Blackburn or Draw @ 1.55 (11/20)
  • Draw @ 3.30 (23/10).

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