Wigan Athletic vs Norwich City
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: The DW Stadium (Wigan).
Norwich City ended their eight-game winning thread on Wednesday when they were surprisingly stopped by bottom-half strugglers Reading at Carrow Road.
The head coach Daniel Farke could not count on an important attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia who was suspended after getting sent off in the 4-0 thumping of QPR last weekend.
The Argentinian midfielder will not be available on Sunday either when the Canaries travel to The DW Stadium aiming to get back to winning ways against relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic.
The team led by Daniel Farke still have a decent six-point cushion on second-placed Leeds United with five matches left to play. They will be heavy favourites to see off the Latics in the only league clash on Sunday based on everything we have seen so far in the season.
Norwich were the dominant side on the pitch throughout the entire 90 minutes of play in the mentioned mid-week home draw to Reading, but were unlucky to concede a last-gasp equalizer on the evening.
Wigan Athletic vs Norwich City: Head-to-head
Norwich City lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into 12th encounter with the Latics.
The Canaries won two and drew one of past three clashes against Wigan Athletic.
The winning streak includes this term’s 1-0 victory for Norwich City at Carrow Road in late-September last year.
Wigan Athletic vs Norwich City: Prediction
Wigan fell down to 21st position in the league ladder. They are just two points above the red zone line and desperately need points to avoid the drop to third division football. Paul Cook’s men showed back-to-back decent displays in last two rounds, but were unlucky to get away with just one point from these.
They held play-offs hopefuls Bristol City to a 2-2 draw eight days ago at Ashton Gate Stadium. They then had the lead, but allowed a second-half comeback for Hull City on Wednesday evening at KCOM Stadium.
The Latics played extraordinary football in front of the home crowd lately and they could cause troubles for the Canaries here. Cook’s troops are unbeaten in last seven home outings in the league. Backing goals at both ends is a must at 1.61 odds, while we will alternatively try and catch the value in backing the hosts to net two or more goals on the day at sky-high 3.00 odds.
Wigan Athletic vs Norwich City: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13)
Wigan Athletic Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00 (2/1).