Wigan Athletic vs Brighton & Hove Albion
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016,
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell has spoken about a togetherness about his side and they will need every inch of hope when they take on Brighton this weekend. Wigan is in 23rd place in the Championship but over the last month they have dramatically improved.
From the last four games we have seen Wigan go unbeaten including their last 3 being draws. They have significantly got better after losing 6 of their 13 opening games. It’s got to the stage where a draw here could see them climb out of the relegation zone.
Brighton are looking very strong in 3rd position they will be chasing the Championship title but also a 2nd position would be very welcome as that is also an automatic promotion place. They are unbeaten in their last five games and away from home they have only lost once- away to league leaders Newcastle United.
Wigan Athletic vs Brighton: Head-to-Head Stats
It’s been 18 months since the clubs encountered against one another and in their last meeting Wigan came out 2-1 winners. The teams have only met three times at DW Stadium since 2004 where the home team has 2 wins and Brighton has one. The history of this fixture is not loaded with goals.
At the same time, it is interesting to note that there were no draws in the last 8 meetings between the two sides. Wigan lead the head-to-head record during the period with 5 wins as against Brighton’s 3.
Wigan Athletic vs Brighton: Prediction
Brighton are the better side but we have to give respect to Wigan who with hard work and dedication are doing everything to turn their fortunes around. The club will set out to frustrate their opponents and we should see a physical game that could well over boil. Expect a red card.
Wigan Athletic vs Brighton: Betting Tips
Both teams to score at 5/6 (1.85)
At least ‘One Red Card’ to be shown in match at 10/3 (4.30).