Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

It is honours even from their last four meetings with two wins each with Newcastle coming out on top in the reverse fixture in December. The scoreline at the DW Stadium that day was 2-0 to the Magpies with a goal each from Mo Diame and Christian Atsu. Newcastle were held last out by Birmingham at St Andrew’s with the game finishing goalless.

The North-Eastern outfit created more chances and saw more of the ball but could not break down the Blues. Wigan lost at home to Aston Villa 2-0 last time out and are in deep trouble at the bottom. James Chester and Scott Hogan scored for Villa in the second-half to take all three points

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite their recent stutters it is hard to see past Newcastle but also the price is much too short to be backing them. Look to enhance the odds then by taking the Magpies to be ahead at half-time and then again at half-time. This would have paid in six of their last seven victories. Check for team news first as Daryl Murphy has been starting in recent times but I have the feeling that Dwight Gayle will begin here after coming off the bench to replace the Irishman in the 63rd minute of their last encounter. Murphy is a doubt with a hamstring so now seems the time to unleash Gayle and the 21 goals this season can be added to here against a struggling Wigan side.

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Newcastle Preview

Rafa Benitez will know anything less than promotion will be seen as a disaster for his Newcastle side. They currently sit top of the table one above Brighton having played the same amount of games and seven ahead of Huddersfield who have one more match to play. Form has not been great recently with it now being three without a win for the Magpies. Away from home though they are unbeaten in six fixtures winning three of these and drawing three.

Four of their last six have gone over 2.5 goals and seen both teams score and six of their last eight at home have gone over this mark also. They have kept a clean sheet in just three of their last nine at St James Park. Four of their last six have seen a goal scored in the last ten minutes of the tie.

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Wigan Preview

Graham Barrow is the third man this season tasked with the job of keeping Wigan in the Championship after Gary Caldwell and Warren Joyce were deemed not up to the task by the board.

The Latics are seven from safety with just eight games remaining and given that the sides above them all are picking up points staying up seems a very difficult ask. They have taken just five points from their last seven at all grounds. Away it is not as bad with three wins from their last six games.

The Lancashire side tend to be involved in very low scoring matches with a total of just nine goals from their last eight. The Latics themselves have found the net just twice in their last seven. The last three goals they have conceded have came in the final twenty minutes.

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Newcastle Team News

Isaac Hayden (ankle) and Rolando Aarons (broken toe) are back in training while Ciaran Clark (medial collateral ligament) is listed as day-to-day. Daryl Murphy (calf), Grant Hanley (ankle), Jamie Sterry (groin) and Rob Elliot (knee) are out for an unknown length of time. DeAndre Yedlin (hamstring), Paul Dummett (heel) and Vurnon Anita (unknown) are hoping to return before the end of the season.

Wigan Team News

uke Garbutt (back) is listed as day-to-day while Dan Lavercombe (finger), Donervon Daniels (knee), Reece Burke (hip) and Stephen Warnock (unknown) are all set to miss out.

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Newcastle United 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

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

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

0

Draw

3

Lost

7
D A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Porto Team Logo FC Porto

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Braga Team Logo Braga

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Wigan Athletic Team Logo

Wigan Athletic

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Chesterfield Team Logo Chesterfield

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

1.4

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

Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Karl Darlow 190 79
8 LB Vurnon Anita 166 63
6 CD Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
3 RB Paul Dummett 183 65
5 CD Grant Hanley 188 76
12 CM Jonjo Shelvey 184 78
11 LM Matt Ritchie 172 71
4 CM Jack Colback 176 72
9 AM Dwight Gayle 177 73
20 RM Yoan Gouffran 175 70
15 CF Mohamed Diame 184 80
No. Pos Player M kg
35 GK Matthew Gilks 185 81
12 CD Callum Connolly 183 70
3 CD Jake Buxton 180 83
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
16 CM Shaun MacDonald 185 76
26 LM Jamie Hanson 190 79
23 RM Stephen Warnock 175 66
17 AM Michael Jacobs 175 74
8 AM Sam Morsy 173 75
6 CM Max Power 181 77
14 CF Omar Bogle 191 80