Wigan vs Middlesbrough
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Battle of the strugglers is happening this Tuesday at DW Stadium where Wigan Athletic welcomes Middlesbrough. Both teams have spent a lot of time in, or around the relegation zone this season, while preserving the Championship membership ticket is the main priority.
Judging by the odds, we are going to have a narrow contest as both teams achieved similar results in the last couple of weeks.
Wigan are currently 22nd with 29 points from 31 games, and the third worst goal difference in the league of -17. The main reason for their poor placement is low efficiency, scoring only 29 goals so far.
A big majority of points has been collected in front of the home crowd – 19 out of possible 45. Some of the most notable results at DW in the last month are 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday and 1-1 draw against WBA.
As for their opponents, Middlesbrough are rather interesting to watch in the last couple of weeks. Jonathan Woodgate’s squad had a decent performance during the weekend but still lost 3-2 to Brentford FC.
Wigan vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head
Middlesbrough have defeated Wigan in the first meeting this season at Riverside. That match was played in mid-August 2019 and ended 1-0 FT.
Six out of the last seven head to head matches have ended Under 2.5 FT, but circumstances and forms were completely different than now.
Wigan vs Middlesbrough: Prediction
Wigan will have to aim for victory here and try to narrow the gap from Charlton to one or two points. They haven’t been successful in defending though, keeping only one clean sheet in the last eight matches.
Middlesbrough have had a rough schedule in the last month but still performed decently. We feel it is time for them to clinch victory on an away day.
Wigan vs Middlesbrough: Bet Tips
Away win @ 3.00
Over 2.5 FT @ 2.30.