Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers:
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: The DW Stadium (Wigan).
Wigan started their life back at the Championship with a 2-1 defeat at Bristol last weekend. Within a space of 4 days they were eliminated from the League Cup by a lower division club Oldham Athletic. Gary Caldwell who guided the club to promotion last season will be hoping to set things straight in their first league match of the 2016/17 season at their home turf on Saturday.
Blackburn Rovers were 15th in the Championship standings last season. They too started off their season with a defeat, which came off from the hands of a strong Norwich City. But unlike their Saturday’s hosts, the Rovers managed to pull off a 3-1 win in their mid-week Capital One tie against a lowly Mansfield. This could definitely serve as a morale boost going into the weekend clash with a just promoted side.
Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn: Head-to-Head Stats
- Blackburn are unbeaten in the last three Championship fixtures against Wigan Athletic with 2 wins and a draw.
- The latest meeting between these two sides was in a club friendly on August 2015, which was won by Blackburn 3-0.
- Wigan are unbeaten at home in the last 7 league matches against Blackburn, with 4 wins and 3 draws.
- Blackburn have a better head-to-head record against Wigan in competitive matches regardless of the venue as they won in 9 of the 19 fixtures, with 4 draws and 5 defeats.
Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn: Prediction
Wigan are a strong side at home as they suffered just 1 defeat in their last 12 League One games. Also they have a good home record against Blackburn, which make them slight favourites to edge this tie.
Looking at the past results between these two sides, there will be no scarcity of goals on Saturday afternoon. Eight of the last 10 games between Wigan and Blackburn have witnessed over 2.5 goals and also both teams have scored in each of those eight matches. For me these two goal markets are the safest pick for this particular fixture.
Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn: Tips
- Both Teams to Score.
- Over 2.5 goals.