Wigan Athletic vs Leeds United Predictions & Match Preview

Wigan Athletic vs Leeds United
English League Championship
Date: Sunday, 4th November 2018
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).

Wigan Athletic will try to stop their drop in the table but in their way stands Leeds United.

Wigan Athletic dropped significantly in the EFL Championship table. The team accumulated 3 away losses which were the main reason behind their downfall. Latics currently sit on 14th place which is a safe mid-table position. They have huge cushion over the relegation zone but also are 5 points away from the playoffs. This is a nice place to be considering they are new to this league.

Wigan took a 4-2 beating against Sheffield United last week. The league leaders left little chances for Athletic to use. Billy Sharp proved to be unremarkable for Wigans defensive line scoring a hat trick. Interesting to note is that the visitors actually had more chances while United scored 4 out of their 4 shots on target.

Leeds has somewhat stabilized its performances and rightfully claimed 2nd place so far. The team is not at its best as it was in the early season but still manages to get points. Marcelo Bialsa’s boys are not so potent up front like they used to be and that looks to be the main reason behind their small drop of form. The other teams probably got used to Leeds’ style and know how to counter it.

Last Saturday Leeds failed to get a victory at home. Actually they barely took a point against Nottingham as the visitors took an early lead. United pushed hard, created tons of chances but they accuracy was not good enough. Eventually their efforts were rewarded and Roofe found the net in the 82nd minute giving his team a point.

Wigan Athletic vs Leeds United: Head-to-head

  • Wigan has just 1 victory in 6 games
  • Wigan looks excellent at home – 5 victories, 2 draws and no losses
  • Wigan kept 4 clean sheets in 5 home games
  • Leeds has score in each of its away games this season
  • Last time these sides met back in 16-17 season with both games ending 1-1
  • Last 4 direct clashes at DW stadium saw less than 2.5 goals

Wigan Athletic vs Leeds United: Predictions

This looks like an evenly matched encounter as Wigan’s home form looks amazing this season. Leeds are not the most stable visitors and may find it difficult to break down Latcis’ defensive line. It’s a tough game to call but low score looks likely with Wigan’s excellent defensive work at home.

Wigan Athletic vs Leeds United: Bet Tips

  • Leeds +0.0 AH at 1.60 (3/5)
  • BTTS: No at 2.10 (11/10).