Wigan vs Preston Prediction & Match Preview

Wigan vs Preston
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan).

Considering the home advantage of Wigan, and the struggles of Preston on the road, the former seem more likely to put forth a better performance. However, Preston had won the reverse fixture, and they have been a much better overall team in the competition this season. As such, it’s expected that there will be goals from both teams.

Wigan vs Preston Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Three of the four former wins went to Preston.
  • The last five games in a row saw the teams on the road failing to score a single goal.
  • Preston last won at this venue back in 2000.
  • The reverse fixture had ended in a 3-0 home win for Preston.

Wigan vs Preston Match Preview

Wigan recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day against Leeds. Keep note that the latter are one of the best teams in the league, and are a major contender to even lift the title at the end of the season. 

Still, Wigan managed a closely-fought win. 

Preston meanwhile, were held to a 1-1 draw at home the prior game week by Swansea. It was their fourth unbeaten game on the trot, and clearly showed their commitment to get into the playoff mix by hook or crook. 

Just one-third of the season remains, and Preston need a surplus of three points to get into the sixth spot, which is the final position which allows an entry into the post-season playoffs. 

Meanwhile, Wigan are placed in the relegation zone as of now. The two teams below them will not most probably raise a challenge for Wigan. 

However, to avoid getting a boot at the end of the season, the team will have to overtake some very determined squads. The likes of Stoke, Huddersfield, Charlton etc will surely not go down without a fight.

Wigan vs Preston Prediction

In regards to the result of the upcoming game, first of all consider how Preston have fared on the road. They have a total of one win from their last seven trips, and just two from the former ten. Importantly, both these victories were against relegation-battlers.

On the other hand, Wigan just recorded a win against Leeds, and are on a two-game winning run. Most importantly, they have performed supremely well in h2h clashes over the years, and especially so at this venue. In fact, the last Preston won at this stadium was in 2000.

As such, expect the hosts Wigan to avoid a loss at the least this weekend. However, do note that Preston had won the reverse fixture 3-0, and they are also a playoff contender. Also, Wigan have not kept a single clean sheet at home in their past eight attempts as well.

Finally, Preston were unbeaten in eight of their last ten league games, and are on a run of four invincible match-ups on the road. Taking these observations into account, expect goals to come from both teams this Saturday.

Wigan vs Preston Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Wigan or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).