Middlesbrough vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Middlesbrough vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features one of the strongest home sides in the division entertaining one of the poorest travelers. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Middlesbrough drew their third consecutive league match last time out as they battled out a goalless draw at Stoke. It was probably a fair reflection of a tight game low on chances between two evenly matched sides.

Wigan lost their third straight on Sunday as they suffered a 2-1 home loss to table toppers Leeds. They had taken a sixth minute lead through Reece James but can have few complaints about the result.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2014/15 season for their last meetings. The Teesiders are unbeaten in their last seven against Athletic though four of these have finished all-square.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given you have one side with one home defeat all season entertaining a side with one road win I can see why Boro are such strong favourites. That being said I would not want to back them given they have won just two of their last eight anywhere and none of four at home.

A bet I like is the hosts to keep a clean sheet which has happened in five of their eight in front of their own fans. The visitors meanwhile have failed to net in four of their last six on the road and have doubts over key attacking force Nick Powell.

Both sides have scored more than 50% of their goals in the opening half and with such strong defences I can see someone netting early and holding out. This leads itself to a small interest on the first-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes.

 

Middlesbrough to keep a clean sheet

First-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

 

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

Middlesbrough have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games against Wigan Athletic

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

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 5 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

19-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-02-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Wigan Athletic Team Logo

Wigan Athletic

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

29-12-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

01-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

26-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

09-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

13-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Middlesbrough Preview

It is four without defeat for Boro but just two wins in their last eight means they are in fourth place two points off the top. The expected goals data feels the Teesiders should be down in seventh.

At the Riverside Stadium, they won their first four but are now winless in four with three of these ending in a draw. They have the best home defence in the division having conceded just three times.

Middlesbrough have found themselves going into the interval behind on just two occasions this campaign. Just three of the nine goals they have conceded in the league have come before the break.

 

Middlesbrough Team News

Ryan Shotton (knee) and Sam McQueen (cruciate) are set to miss out though Daniel Ayala is back after a one-game suspension.  

Wigan Athletic Preview

Just four points from their last seven has seen the Latics slide down the table and hopes of a second successive promotion push now look beyond them. The league has them in 16th while the expected goals data has them down in 18th.

Away from the DW Stadium, they have been awful this season losing seven of eight with a solitary victory back on August 22nd at Stoke. The Lancashire outfit have shipped the most road goals this campaign having conceded 17 times.

Wigan are decent starters with 12 of their 19 goals in the Championship coming before the break. Just ten of the 24 goals that they have let in have come in the opening 45 minutes with 14 after the break.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

Nick Powell (unknown), Gary Roberts, Gavin Massey, Michael Jacobs and Will Grigg (all hamstring) are doubts.  

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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

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

Middlesbrough vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Darren Randolph 188 98
20 LB Dael Fry 181 72
6 CD Danny Batth 191 85
3 RB George Friend 188 83
24 CD Aden Flint 189 76
37 CM Muhamed Besic 180 75
16 CM Jonathan Howson 180 77
8 CM Adam Clayton 175 75
10 RF Martin Braithwaite 179 77
19 LF Stewart Downing 180 64
11 CF Jordan Hugill 183 64
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
12 LB Reece James - -
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
3 RB Antonee Robinson - -
10 AM Josh Windass 175 68
18 RM Gary Roberts 178 74
4 CM Darron Gibson 183 90
36 CM Lee Evans 185 79
2 LM Nathan Byrne 183 76
25 CF Nick Powell 183 66