Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two teams in good form in the Championship.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Norwich made it three straight victories in the league last weekend as a Teemu Pukki (his third in three games) gave them a 1-0 victory at QPR.  In midweek, they were in League Cup action away to Wycombe and won an eventful game 4-3 with Jordan Rhodes grabbing a hat-trick.

Wigan made it back-to-back victories with a 1-0 defeat over Bristol City last Friday night thanks to a Nick Powell goal.  The result probably flattered Athletic as the opposition ranked higher in expected goals data.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to 2016/17 for their last meetings which saw the Canaries take four points.  It has been honours even over their last five with two wins each and a draw.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on here that suggest that there is little to choose between the sides but give due weighting to Norwich being at home.  Wigan have struggled on the road lately but a 3-0 victory at Stoke shows what they are capable of on their day.

One thing to note is that the Latics have had a week off while the Canaries were in League Cup action so this could be the angle into the game.  Take the Lancashire outfit to score more of their goals in the second-half and the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half.

Wigan highest scoring half to be the second one.

Game highest scoring 45 minutes to be second one.

 

Norwich City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 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

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

01-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Portsmouth Team Logo Portsmouth

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-01-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

26-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

10-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

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)

Norwich City Preview

After just four points from their opening five a run of ten from their last four has seen the Canaries shoot up the table.  They sit in 11th (two points outside the play-offs) and play four of their next six at their own ground.

At Carrow Road, it has been a mixed bag with victories over Preston and Middlesbrough but defeats to Leeds and West Brom.  They are among a number of sides who have conceded the most home goals though they have played the two top scorers in the division.

Norwich have netted the joint-ninth highest amount of goals (13) and are led by Teemu Pukki who has five for the season.  Their defence is on the lower end with 13 conceded though seven of these did come in two fixtures.

 

Norwich City Team News

Onel Hernandez (hernia), Grant Hanley (thigh), Matt Jarvis (knee) and Carlton Morris (cruciate) are on the long-term injured list while Ben Marshall (illness), Ivo Pinto (knee), Kenny McLean (ankle) and Louis Thompson (hamstring) are closing in on returns.

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics have won each of their last two and three of their last four to put themselves among the promotion hopefuls.  They sit fifth with 16 points though six of their next eight are against teams currently in the top-half.

Away from the DW Stadium, they have struggled losing three of four though did comfortably beat Stoke 3-0 so are to be respected.  None of their four on the road have been goalless going into the break.

Wigan have scored 14 times this season (joint-sixth best) and are led by Nick Powell with four and Will Grigg with three.  Their defence has been top-half with 11 conceded keeping clean sheets on three occasions.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

Gavin Massey (hamstring) is out until January while Daniel Burn (foot), James Vaughan and Will Grigg (both knock) are doubts.

Norwich City 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

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

Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
36 CM Todd Cantwell 177 66
18 CM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 180 68
10 CDM Moritz Leitner 174 65
22 CF Teemu Pukki 176 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
3 RB Antonee Robinson - -
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
12 LB Reece James - -
17 CM Michael Jacobs 175 74
25 CM Nick Powell 183 66
5 CDM Sam Morsy 173 75
36 CDM Lee Evans 185 79
10 CM Josh Windass 175 68
41 CF Joe Garner 178 76