Burton Albion vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Burton Albion vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

It is a big battle at the bottom of the table as 21st placed Burton play host to 23rd placed Wigan on Saturday afternoon (15:00). Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Burton put on a brave showing in the FA Cup third round last time out though found Premier League side Watford too strong going down 2-0 at Vicarage Road.

Wigan though had greater success as they beat fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the DW Stadium thanks to goals from Will Grigg and Yanic Wildschut.

The last time these sides met was on the 15th October with the game ending in a 0-0 draw.

 

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Burton Albion Preview

Five defeats from their last six games have seen Burton slide down the table and you have to go back to the 21st October for the last time the Brewers beat someone other than Rotherham.

One of the biggest issues for the Brewers has been scoring goals and they rank just 18th best for this in the division scoring just five goals in their last six league games. In home games, they have failed to find the net in three of their last five.

Five of the last seven Albion games have gone over 2.5 goals though this is against the overall pattern for the season which sees just 11 of 25 going over.

 

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Wigan Athletic Preview

With just one win from their last eight in the league, Wigan must hope that the FA Cup victory last weekend can help represent a turning point in their season.

This is the first of five away games the Latics have to teams in and around them, and they must start to pick up points in these matches if they are to have a chance of staying up.

Defending is not actually a problem for the Lancashire side as they have the ninth best ranked away defence in the division. They have kept clean sheets in recent visits to Derby and Barnsley, so they might fancy their chances of keeping things tight here.

 

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Burton Albion Team News

Burton could include new signings Luke Varney and Luke Murphy in their squad after their moves. They will though likely be without Ben Turner (hamstring), Christopher James O’Grady (calf), Jackson Irvine (groin) and William Miller (hamstring). Kelvin Maynard is back in training and could feature.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

The Latics could include new pair Ravel Morrison and Jacob Haugaard in their squad though they will be without almost a whole team of players with Craig Morgan (groin), Luke Garbutt (back), Reece Burke (hip) and Nick Powell amongst a massive 11 players rated doubtful.

 

Betting Predictions and Tips

This looks a difficult game to predict with two sides struggling at the wrong end of the table and out of form in the league.

One bet worth taking is the second half to be the highest scoring as if the game is still is level at halftime Wigan might have to push further forward and try to find a goal as they seek all three points rather just one. This should open up the game for both sides.

Also take a look at Yanic Wildschut in the goalscorer markets as the Latics frontman is on a nice run of form that has seen him net four times in his last five games.

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Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Burton Albion have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 5 games against Wigan Athletic

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

Wigan Athletic have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 5 games against Burton Albion

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Burton Albion Form Guide

Burton Albion Team Logo

Burton Albion

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L A

11-08-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-08-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-08-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

25-08-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. E

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

08-09-2018

League 1

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

League 1

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Wigan Athletic Team Logo

Wigan Athletic

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

04-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

22-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

21-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Burton Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

1.5

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

Burton Albion vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jon McLaughlin 188 83
3 CD John Brayford 173 71
6 CD Ben Turner 193 91
5 CD Kyle McFadzean 185 84
12 AM Jamie Ward 165 68
16 CM Matthew Palmer 179 79
11 RM Lloyd Dyer 173 64
10 LM Lucas Akins 180 73
30 CM Luke Murphy 188 73
8 CF Chris O'Grady 191 78
9 CF Marvin Sordell 177 79
No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Jakob Haugaard 199 87
23 RB Stephen Warnock 175 66
3 CD Jake Buxton 180 83
12 LB Callum Connolly 183 70
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
31 RM Yannick Wildschut 183 86
6 CM Max Power 181 77
17 LM Michael Jacobs 175 74
8 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
16 CDM Shaun MacDonald 185 76
9 CF Will Grigg 180 70