Wigan vs Rotherham – Prediction, and Match Preview
Wigan vs Rotherham – Wigan enters this match with a Championship draw result of 1-1 against Reading. Wigan Athletic had 43% of the ball in that game and 11 shot attempts, 4 of which were successful.
Charlie Hughes (81′) was the lone player for Wigan Athletic to get a goal. Five of Reading’s 21 shots on goal were on target. Reading’s Yakou Meté scored in the 93rd minute.
Wigan Athletic has recently only sometimes displayed defensive tenacity. In fact, Wigan Athletic have conceded 6 goals in 5 of their last 6 games due to their inability to stop opponents from scoring.
Let’s see if we can maintain that pattern over here. Prior to this match, Wigan Athletic had gone 8 games without dropping a league match against Rotherham United. a protracted winning streak.
In their most recent encounter, Rotherham United defeated Middlesbrough 1-0 to earn a victory in the Championship. Rotherham United got 23% of the ball during that game and attempted 4 goals, scoring one of them.
Hakeem Odoffin (48′) was the lone player for Rotherham United to get a goal. Middlesbrough’s opponents had 7 shots at goal, only one of which found the target.
Rotherham United, led by Matt Taylor, have scored five goals overall in their last six games, giving them an average of 0.83 goals scored per game.
For the previous four league games prior to this encounter, Rotherham United had failed to defeat Wigan Athletic when playing away from home. Not at all good. In their last 12 league games, they have gone winless on the road. What a dismal string of away performances.
Wigan vs Rotherham – Betting Analysis
Examining their previous head-to-head matches dating back to August 14, 2018, we can see that Wigan has won 3, Rotherham United has won 1, and there have been two draws.
Over the course of those games, 12 goals were scored between the two teams, with 7 coming from The Latics and 5 coming from The Millers. That equals two goals each game on average.
The two teams’ most recent league meeting took place on Championship Match Day 12 on October 1, 2022, and Wigan Athletic lost 0-2 to Rotherham United.
On that particular day, Rotherham United enjoyed 54% of the possession and 4 of their 14 shots were successful. Wigan Athletic, on the other hand, had 14 shots total, with 5 of those being on goal. Tom Naylor (84′) and Will Keane (12′) both scored. Andy Davies served as the referee.
Shaun Maloney, the manager of Wigan, will be without Jordan Cousins (hamstring injury), Jason Kerr (cruciate ligament injury), and Danel Sinani (thigh muscle strain).
The Latics could start Jamie Jones, Charlie Hughes, Jack Whatmough, Ryan Nyambe, Tendayi Darikwa, Max Power, Christ Tiehi, James McClean, Callum Lang, Thelo Aasgaard, and Will Keane in a 3-4-2-1 system in the game.
Matt Taylor, the manager of Rotherham United, has no significant fitness concerns going into this match because his entire healthy squad is available.
Viktor Johansson, Wes Harding, Richard Wood, Cameron Humphreys, Cohen Bramall, Oliver Rathbone, Jamie Lindsay, Hakeem Odoffin, Georgie Kelly, Jordan Hugill, and Tariqe Fosu are likely to start for The Millers in a 4-3-3 formation.
We believe that Rotherham United can definitely score against this Wigan Athletic team, however it may not be as many as they have done in the past.
What are the top odds for the game?
Checking the betting prices for this game on the full-time result market, a victory for Wigan Athletic is available for 2.4, a bet on the draw is 3.45 and staking on the winning team to be Rotherham United gets you 2.94. They are the top bets that can be secured at the current time.
Wigan vs Rotherham – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals