Aston Villa vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Aston Villa vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Darren Colebrook

 Aston Villa and Wigan will be both aiming to bounce back from defeats last time out when they do battle on Saturday afternoon.  Villa suffered their first loss in eight games and their first under new boss Steve Bruce going down 2-0 to Leeds. The Midlands side were possibly the better team at Elland Road before a Kemar Roofe goal and a Chris Wood strike gave Leeds a 2-0 victory that may have flattered them a little. Wigan also suffered defeat under Warren Joyce going down 1-0 to in-form Derby after a strike from Bradley Johnson. The Latics had a lot of second-half possession but struggled to break down the resolute Rams defence.

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Aston Villa preview

Villa enter this game on the back of a great run at home this season winning each of their last three and going unbeaten in all nine league games at Villa Park this season.  They have seen off Cardiff (3-1) and Blackburn (2-1) in recent home games both of whom sit in the bottom four of the table which is where Wigan can be found. The main man for the midlands side has been Jonathan Kodjia who has scored 5 times in his last 4 home games.

Wigan preview

Wigan despite sitting in the bottom of the table are no pushovers on the road and have gone five games unbeaten on their travels. This sequence of results includes wins at Cardiff and Huddersfield and points at Elland Road, Oakwell and Griffin Park. Goals are something of a problem for the Latics though with just four of them in their last nine games and two of these came in the same game when they scored twice away to Huddersfield.

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Aston Villa team news

Micah Richards, Nathan Baker and Ross McCormack are all injury concerns for Villa.  They will also be without long-term injury casualties Jed Steer and Ritchie Da Laet.

Wigan team news

The Latics have injury concerns over defensive duo Reece Burke and Nathan Byrne both of whom missed the game with Derby. Alex Gilbey and Reece James are still a few weeks away from their return.

Betting tips and predictions

Villa will be a popular bet on the accumulators but with a poor run at the start of the season and after relegation from the Premier League, I want to see signs that the confidence has not been damaged before I get involved in them at such short prices.

One way to play this is to back the game to be tight in the early stages. It has been 0-0 at half-time in four of the last seven Wigan away games and three of the last six Villa games.  This also leads me to believe that a small interest in the second half to be the highest scoring recommends good value.

Half time correct score 0-0 between Aston Villa and Wigan at 6/4

Second half to be the highest scoring half 11/10

Aston Villa have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Wigan Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Aston Villa

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

03-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Wigan Athletic Team Logo

Wigan Athletic

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

30-03-2018

League 1

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

02-04-2018

League 1

Portsmouth Team Logo Portsmouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

10-04-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

14-04-2018

League 1

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-04-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

24-04-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

05-05-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wigan Athletic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Aston Villa vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Pierluigi Gollini 193 90
6 RB Tommy Elphick 188 84
21 CD Alan Hutton 185 72
12 CD James Chester 177 75
23 LB Jordan Amavi 180 72
37 CM Albert Adomah 185 74
40 CM Jack Grealish 175 68
10 CDM Jordan Ayew 182 81
22 CDM Gary Gardner 188 82
25 CM Mile Jedinak 188 78
26 CF Jonathan Kodjia 189 77
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Jussi Jaaskelainen 191 81
20 RB Craig Morgan 187 88
32 CD Reece Burke 189 81
3 CD Jake Buxton 180 83
23 LB Stephen Warnock 175 66
19 RM Luke Garbutt 178 73
6 CM Max Power 181 77
16 CM Shaun MacDonald 185 76
4 LM David Perkins 168 76
17 CDM Michael Jacobs 175 74
31 CF Yannick Wildschut 183 86