Wigan vs Middlesbrough Prediction & Match Preview

Wigan vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).

Middlesbrough looks comfortable in their skin right now, and if they manage to dole out favorable results in the comparatively easier fixtures they have been allotted for the rest of the season, the team could easily take part in the playoffs. Currently, they are in the fifth spot in the table and has a lead of four points above Bristol City. The team is pitted against Wigan from the bottom tier, and as mentioned earlier, this is one of those easier games for Middlesbrough. They are expected to convert this into three points and build a safety buffer.

Wigan, it seems, have taken the foot off their gas for quite some time, and looks like the shadow of the team that pulled off good results at home earlier in the season. Against a playoff contender like their visitors for this upcoming tie, the team will probably find life hard.

Wigan vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last four wins and five of the last six belong to Middlesbrough.
  • Seven of the last eight wins in h2h ties came for a single-goal margin.
  • Three of the last four wins at this venue came in the name of the guests.
  • 100% wins at this stadium had a one-goal margin.
  • Only once did Middlesbrough fail to score at Wigan’s home.

Wigan vs Middlesbrough Prediction

The visitors are particular about taking part in the post-season proceedings, and consequentially, a win in these types of games, where the opponent is a much lower-ranked one, is a must. Wigan is fighting relegation demons as of now, and qualify as a bottom-tier minnow.

They are also winless in 21 of their last 25 games, and in seven of their last ten home ties. On the contrary, their opposite number was unbeaten in 10 of their last 12 matches, and in 17 of their last 21 on the road. Additionally, in h2h encounters, Middlesbrough recorded the last four wins in a row, five of the last six, and three of the last four at this venue.

Bearing in mind these observations, the inference is a win for the playoff contender.

Since Wigan is at home, and have a relegation fight looming behind, and most importantly, since seven of the last eight h2h wins, and 100% h2h wins at this venue came for a single-goal margin, it is expected to repeat this Sunday too.

Wigan vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips

  • Middlesbrough to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
  • Middlesbrough to Win by One Goal @ 3.75 (11/4).