Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic betting tips and preview
Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic betting tips and preview. Huddersfield host Wigan at the John Smith’s Stadium on Monday 27th November 2016. Last weekend Huddersfield lost again, this time away at Cardiff by three goals to two. Huddersfield goals came from Tom Smith and Philip Billing, but this wasn’t enough to take anything back to Yorkshire. Wigan could only draw 0-0 with Barnsley, and the clean sheet was the real plus point for Wigan who have both keepers to thank for it. Number Adam Bogdan was four from the field with a serious knee problem, meaning 41-year-old Jussi Jaaskelainen would have to play the final half hour. Last time the two sides met was back in early 2015 when Huddersfield won 1-0.
Huddersfield are clinging to their playoff place at the moment, as the Yorkshire side struggle for form. Huddersfield have only won once in their last five games when they beat Derby 1-0, but since then they have really struggled to pick up points. Town manager David Wanger will need to find a way of getting his side back to winning ways. His three at the back system caught a lot of teams out, but now they seem to be leaking too many goals, playing that way, he might need to find a new style to stop the rot. Huddersfield’s shining light this season has been the form of winger Elias Kachunga, scoring five goals so far this season. Although, Town will need him to add to that tally if they're to maintain their playoff hopes.
Wigan find themselves at the wrong end of the table and in deep trouble. They are rooted at the bottom three and three points from safety, as Wigan have only one win to their name in their last five games, which was a surprising win away at Cardiff. Although away from home there has been signs that Wigan could turn things around, as they are unbeaten in their last four games on the road with three draws and one win. Goals at both ends of the pitch has been the problem for Wigan, as in their last six away games they've only scored three goals and conceded four. The goals against they will be happy with, but will need to improve on their goals scored. Will Grigg has only netted five goals in sixteen games so far this season.
Huddersfield Team News
For Huddersfield Joe Lolley is out until the new year with a broken foot. Jack Payne (knee) and Harry Bunn (hamstring) are both only rated as 50/50.
Wigan Team News
Adam Bogdan is out for the season after tearing his ACL last week. Reece James (ankle) and Alex Gilbey (ankle) are both out until the new year. Andy Kellett and Donervon Daniels are both back in training, but match fitness could be a problem.