Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Predictions & Match Preview

Wigan Athletic vs Bolton
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).

A battle for survival between two teams trapped in the exit zone. With nine rounds remaining in the competition, relegation battles are catching heat.

Bolton is seven points below the cut-off line and is going against their prime target – since Wigan is the last safe team, as of now, in the league table. If Bolton wants to make out of this season alive, they need a win this weekend. As simple as that.

For Wigan too, a virtual final on the cards. The team is the one floating on the relegation line, all three below have naturally set their eyes upon them. They have not been able to perform in tandem with their heart’s desire on the road, but at home, they have managed to do quite well in the last several match-days.

Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last three wins in a row went for the teams at home.
  • The last eight games in succession had the hosts of the day finding the back of the net.
  • Wigan is unbeaten at home in Championship fixtures.
  • The last time Bolton won at this venue was eight years back.

Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Prediction

The home advantage is the single biggest deciding factor as far as the outcome of this tie is concerned. Wigan is unbeaten in their last five games at home, whereas their away ties have seen them suffer. Going on, the team avoided a loss in 17 of their last 21 home ties. Also, the last three h2h wins went for the home teams.

Bolton, on the other hand, was winless in 30 of their last 35 games, and lost seven of their last ten, and lost 25 of their last 35. On the road, the record is even worse. The team lost nine of their last ten away ties and was winless in 16 of their last 17 matches away from home.

On top of that, Bolton is under extreme pressure due to them being on the road for this next tie, and with Wigan’s good performances at home in the recent match-days. Moreover, Wigan will be going all out for the three points, since they are taking on a direct rival in the race to avoid the boot to League One.

Expect the hosts to win this Saturday.

Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Betting Tips

  • Wigan to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • The Hosts to Win At Least One Half @ 1.44 (4/9).