Watford vs Wigan – Prediction, and Match Preview

Watford vs Wigan – Watford will want to carry on from their 3-0 Championship victory over Birmingham City last time, where they left off.

Watford had 51% of the control in that game and 5 of their 11 shots were on goal. Imrân Louza (6′), Keinan Davis (16′), and Britt Assombalonga (73′) scored goals for Watford. Six of Birmingham City’s eight attempts at goal were successful.

Watford, under Chris Wilder, have tallied seven goals in their previous six games, averaging 1.17 goals per game. Watford has not lost to Wigan Athletic in their last three league encounters, according to their previous performance.
In their previous six league home games, they have not lost.

Wigan and Coventry City played to a 1-1 draw in their previous encounter in the Championship. Wigan Athletic had 48% of the game’s possession and 5 of its 10 attempts on goal were successful.

Coventry City, their adversaries, made 17 efforts at goal with 7 of them being successful. Coventry City struck through Viktor Gyökeres (52′) and Kyle McFadzean (83′ Own Goal).

The statistics speak for themselves; Wigan has allowed 8 goals in their last 6 games after being scored against in 5 of those contests.

Wigan Athletic have not been playing particularly well defensively. Time will reveal if that trend continues despite the previous results in this game.

Prior to this match, Wigan Athletic had played 13 league games without an away victory. They must be so desperate now.

Watford vs Wigan – Betting Analysis

When comparing their previous head-to-head matches dating back to February 21, 2007, Watford has won four and Wigan has won one, with one game being tied.

They combined to score 12 goals during this time, with The Hornets scoring 8 and The Latics scoring 4. That equals two goals per contest on average.

The two teams’ most recent league meeting took place on Championship Match Day 18 on October 29, 2022, with Wigan Athletic defeating Watford 0-1 in the final score.

Wigan Athletic had 47% of the possession in that game and 8 attempts on goal, with 1 of those going in. Watford, their adversaries, made 13 efforts at goal with 2 of them being successful. Joo Pedro scored in the 87th minute. Matt Donohue served as the judge.

Due to an injury-free roster that is eligible for selection, Watford manager Chris Wilder has absolutely no concerns regarding his team’s fitness going into this game. Due to his suspension, Kortney Hause will be unable to participate in this contest.

Jeremy Ngakia, Leandro Bacuna, Imran Louza, Ismael Koné, Ken Sema, Joo Pedro, and Keinan Davis are potential starters for the Hornets in a 3-5-2 formation, in our view. Ryan Porteous, Craig Cathcart, Wesley Hoedt, Leandro Bacuna, and Keinan Davis could also play.

The only fitness concern for Wigan manager Shaun Maloney comes from a squad that is generally healthy. Jason Kerr is unable to play in this match due to a cruciate ligament injury.

According to our analysis, The Latics may decide to play with a 4-4-2 configuration that includes Ben Amos, Tendayi Darikwa, Charlie Hughes, Steven Caulker, Ryan Nyambe, Danel Sinani, Christ Tiehi, Max Power, James McClean, Will Keane, and Ashley Fletcher.

Although it is unlikely to be as many as the goals they could allow, Wigan Athletic should be able to get one past this Watford squad.

What are the best odds for the game?

Turning to the betting odds in the WDW market, backing Watford can be had for 1.76, a bet on a drawn result is 3.62 and taking a punt on the winner to be Wigan Athletic can be had at 5. Those are the best of the returns that can be secured right now.

Watford vs Wigan – Head -to- Head

Watford vs Wigan

Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw

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