Wigan vs Brentford
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 21st January, 2016
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan.
It will be a matchup between two struggling teams in the Championship matchday 27 when Wigan Athletic welcome Brentford into the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Wigan registered their first league win since November by defeating Burton Albion 2-0 away from home last weekend. They have thus put an end to a disastrous win-less streak of 7 matches which includes 6 losses. The Latics are 23rd in the league table and there is little room for relaxation when Brentford comes to town on Saturday. The head-coach Warren Joyce will be positive as Wigan’s home record is not that bad as compared to their overall form. They picked up 3 wins and 4 draws from the last 9 matches at the DW stadium and were beaten twice.
Brentford were really unlucky not to have taken at least a point from their matchday 26 clash against title challengers Newcastle United. They had the better of the ball possession and scoring chances, but were undone by a late Daryl Murphy goal with 10 minutes left on the clock. After the 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle, the Bees are dropped down to 15th in the league table and has managed only 1 win from their last 5 league games.
Wigan vs Brentford: Head-to-head stats
The reverse fixture of the current campaign at the stadium was a boring goal-less draw, which is the second 0-0 draw in the space of three meetings between the two.
In home matches against Brentford, Wigan are unbeaten in the last three. Again, two of those are draws alongside a win.
Wigan vs Brentford: Prediction
The recent meetings between these two teams were always too close to call. And it is not different this time up. The bookies have made them even favourites for this fixture, but we do not see either teams winning this. As per our form and h2h analysis it is quite evident that the most probably outcome of this game can be a draw.
The match will also end up with a low turnaround of goals, similar to the under 2.5 goals witnessed in 5 of the last six meetings between them. At the same time, a 1-1 draw seems the most probable full-time score for this one.
Wigan vs Brentford: Bet Tips
Draw at 3.30 (23/10)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.75 (3/4)
Correct FT Score: 1-1 at 6.50 (11/2).