Derby County vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Derby County vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

High-flying Derby meet struggling Wigan Saturday (15:00) in a game that has consequences at both ends of the table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Birmingham became the latest victims to the steamroller that is Derby as a Darren Bent penalty was enough to give them all three points in a tight Christmas encounter. The victory means that the Rams are now just one point off the top six in seventh.

Wigan meanwhile stayed in 23rd after going down 3-2 in a relegation battle with Rotherham. Second half strikes from Yanic Wildschut and Jordi Gomez give them a chance but they could not complete the comeback against the Millers.

These two sides last met on December 3rd where a Bradley Johnson header was the difference in a tight encounter.

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Derby County Preview

Eight wins and one draw from their last nine games means that Derby are the side nobody wants to play right now. Six of these seven wins have come to nil, and you have to go back to September 24th for the last time they conceded a goal at their own ground.

One of the stars of the show for Derby has been Tom Ince who has seven goals in his last eight games and looks to be finally returning to the form that saw him such a hot property at the start of his career.

Under 2.5 goals has been a big feature of Derby games this season with 18 of 23 going under 2.5 goals and nine of 12 in front of their own fans.

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Wigan Athletic Preview

It is now five straight defeats for Wigan though they have won two of their last four on the road. Although generally poor away from home Wigan do have a few decent results against good sides with just one defeat from four away games against teams in the top nine. This is in contrast to poor form away to sides in and around them at the bottom.

The last two Wigan games have seen five goals each although before that six of their previous eight games have under 2.5 goals.

Yanic Wildschut first goalscorer, each-way here

 

 

Derby Team News

Nick Blackman and Ikechi Anya are both back in the mix for Derby after injuries while Max Lowe (groin) might also be available. The Rams though will be without the injured quartet of Craig Forsyth (cruciate), George Thorne (broken leg), Cyrus Christie (broken foot) and James Wilson (cruciate).

 

Wigan Team News

The Latics have a lengthy injury list which is headed by Nick Powell (hamstring). Craig Morgan (groin) and Luke Garbutt (back) who are nearest to a return. David Perkins (hamstring), Reece Burke (hip), Alex Gilbey (ankle) and Reece James (ankle) all mid-long term absentees.

 

Betting Preview and Tips

Derby are the deserved favourites and should win this game though the prices are not ones to make you rush to get involved.

I think Wigan are capable of scoring here as they have done at Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday this season. You can enhance the Derby win with the YES in the both teams to score market.

If Wigan do score, then Yanic Wildschut is the player to side with as the Dutchman has netted three times in his last two games.

Derby to win and YES in the both teams to score market

Yanic Wildschut first goalscorer, each-way

 

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

14-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Derby County 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

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

Derby County vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
8 LB Ikechi Anya 168 71
16 CD Alex Pearce 183 74
6 CD Richard Keogh 188 87
12 RB Chris Baird 181 74
19 CM Will Hughes 185 73
15 CM Bradley Johnson 178 68
18 CM Jacob Butterfield 180 78
11 RF Darren Bent 180 73
10 CF Thomas Ince 178 66
7 LF Johnny Russell 178 67
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Jussi Jaaskelainen 191 81
23 LB Stephen Warnock 175 66
13 CD Andy Kellett 187 79
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
3 RB Jake Buxton 180 83
31 LM Yannick Wildschut 183 86
14 CM Jordi Gomez 178 74
16 CM Shaun MacDonald 185 76
6 RM Max Power 181 77
17 CM Michael Jacobs 175 74
9 CF Will Grigg 180 70