Wigan Athletic vs QPR
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The DW Stadium (Wigan).
Wigan Athletic host QPR in a low-profile 30th round tie on Saturday afternoon at The DW Stadium. Neither of two sides will come into the game in the highest of spirits.
The hosts made a bright start to the season, but saw a massive slide in form in recent months. They lost eight, drew one and won one of past ten matches across competitions. It’s a streak which complicates their life down in the relegation scrap as the Latics are just five points adrift of the red zone Reading at the moment.
The latest of failures came last weekend when Wigan fell 3-1 away at Nottingham Forest. They thus ruined a good atmosphere created by a strong display in the 3-0 thumping of Aston Villa in the previous home fixture. Interestingly, such result came right after a series of three consecutive league losses at home with a goal difference of 0-7 in the process.
Wigan Athletic vs QPR: Head-to-head
The head to head stats works entirely against Wigan Athletic here.
QPR won 8, drew 7 and lost only 2 of 17 ties against the Latics.
The Hoops won five and drew one of past six meetings with Wigan Athletic.
Seven of last eight head to head games saw fewer than three goals scored.
Wigan Athletic vs QPR: Prediction
QPR are winless in last four league ties, but the earlier positive series of results still keeps them pretty safe, 15 points away from the danger area. They suffered a 1-4 disaster at home against Preston North End in the previous league fixture. The Hoops did not shine last weekend in the FA Cup either as they barely avoided a defeat against League One outfit Portsmouth away at Fratton Park. Nahki Wells scored the late second-half equalizer to secure a replay at Loftus Road.
This match is of a much bigger importance for Wigan who would seriously compromise their Championship status with another failure in front of their crowd. However, they are winless in last six H2H meetings with QPR which is why we will go for a draw as the best betting option at 3.20 odds.
Wigan Athletic vs QPR: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11).