Ipswich Town vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Ipswich Town vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

The last five games between these teams have seen split results with two wins for both sides and the other game ending in a draw. The reverse fixture in December at the DW Stadium was a five-goal thriller that was won by Ipswich. Brett Pitman netted a brace for the Suffolk side (one penalty) while David McGoldrick also netted twice, Yanic Wildschut also scored twice for Wigan. Ipswich registered a seventh draw from their last eight games last time out as they were held 1-1 by Birmingham at Portman Road. They needed a somewhat fortune strike from Grant Ward on the 72nd minute to secure the point. Wigan suffered a third consecutive defeat as they went down 2-1 to Newcastle at St James’ Park. The Latics levelled things in the 50th minute through Michael Jacobs but could not stop the Magpies finding another way through and claiming all three points.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Ipswich seem content to limp their way through the rest of the season one draw at a time and with seven of their last eight ending all square I think the draw has to be worth a little bet here against a Wigan side whose last 13 games have been settled by just one goal. To enhance the price further take the game to finish as a score draw in the winning margin market. Eight of the last 12 and six of the last seven for the Suffolk side have ended 1-1.

Game to end in a draw

Game to end in a score draw

Ipswich Preview

It is a remarkable seven draws from their last eight and nine in their last 12. They currently sit 17th in the table though that is just six above Blackburn in 22nd with both sides having seven games still to play. At Portman Road, it is five consecutive draws four of these being score draws. No side has drawn more home matches this season than the Tractor Boys who have drawn a remarkable ten out their 20 in the league. Ipswich are one of the lowest ranked teams for goal average with their games averaging just 2.23 goals which is the fourth lowest in the division. 23 of their 39 ties so far has seen exactly two or three goals scored. Four of the last goals in their home matches have come in the first half.

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Wigan Preview

It is three straight defeats for Wigan and just one win from their last eight games. They now sit in 23rd seven from safety and with trips to Brighton and Reading to go it looks a tough ask for them to avoid the drop. On the road, things are looking a little better with two wins from their last five with these coming at bottom half sides in Wolves and Birmingham. For a side struggling in 23rd they actually have a decent 15th best-ranking for road teams. Wigan are bottom of the table when it comes to goals per game average with a league low 2.00. 24 of their 39 Championship fixtures have gone under 2.5 goals and their last nine have produced a total of just 12. Five of the last seven goals in their games have come in the second-half.

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Ipswich Team News

Ipswich will hope Tom Lawrence (groin) and Emyr Huws (hamstring) are available while Teddy Bishop and Kieffer Moore (both groin) are close to returns. Dominic Samuel (broken toe) and Jonny Williams (hamstring) are lacking match fitness while Luke Hyam and Adam Webster (both ankle) are set to miss out.

Wigan Team News

Andy Kellett (knee) is a doubt while Will Grigg (knee) is unlikely to play again this season. Reece James is close to a return to action following an ankle issue.

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Ipswich Town 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 8 out of their last 10 games played against Ipswich Town

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Ipswich Town Form Guide

Ipswich Town Team Logo

Ipswich Town

Won

1

Draw

5

Lost

4
D H

18-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

02-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

06-10-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

24-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-10-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

03-11-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-11-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Wigan Athletic Team Logo

Wigan Athletic

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
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)

L A

29-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-10-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-10-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-10-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

23-10-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

27-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

04-11-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

10-11-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Ipswich Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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

0.8

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

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