Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

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Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features an out of form home side against a side who struggle on the road. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Nottingham Forest made it back-to-back league defeats as the opening game of the Martin O’Neill regime ended in a 1-0 home loss to Bristol City. The home side can have few complaints as they did not show much difference under their new manager.

Wigan suffered the sixth defeat in their last nine as they went down 1-0 on the road to Sheffield Wednesday. The result was a fair reflection of a game that the Owls controlled and Athletic struggled to create a shot.

The reverse fixture came in mid-August at the DW Stadium and it ended in a 2-2 draw as Forest twice fought back to claim a point. Nick Powell and Will Grigg netted for the Latics while Matty Cash and Hillel Soudani netted for Forest.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite their poor form the prices encourage me to back Nottingham Forest to get their first win under Martin O’Neill here. Wigan have been dreadful on the road and any side who can beat Leeds at their own place have the players to get the result. They may be lacking in confidence but so are the visitors and this looks a great opportunity.

The Latics have scored just three from their last six on the road and Forest have just eight in their last eight at home so this is unlikely to be a high scoring one. So take a little interest in Forest to win this one 1-0.

 

Nott’m Forest to win the game

Nott’m Forest to win the game 1-0.

 

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest 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 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

29-12-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-01-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

19-01-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 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)

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees are in the midst of a poor run of form that has seen them take just four points from their last eight. They have slide down to 12th and are seven points behind sixth and their local rivals Derby.

At the City Ground, the East Midlands outfit have lost three of their last four with the other being a 4-2 defeat of leaders Leeds. Each of these three defeats have come by the same 1-0 scoreline with just one of their last seven at their own place seeing both teams net.

13 of the 28 Nottingham Forest have played this season have been level going into the break and seven of 14 when looking at home games. In their last eight they have managed just two goals in the opening 45 minutes.

 

Nottingham Forest Team News

Tendayi Darkwa will miss the game through suspension through Daniel Fox has completed his. Michael Hefle (Achilles) and Tobias Figueiredo (leg) are doubts while Michael Dawson (hamstring), Hilel Soudani, Juan Rafael Fuentes (both knee) and Sam Byram (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics are also struggling and have themselves taken just four points from their last eight in the Championship. They have slumped to 20th which is just two places and six points above the bottom three.

Away from the DW Stadium, the Lancashire side have taken just five points all season and have lost three of their last four. Only Ipswich (29) have let in more goals on the road than Athletic.

Wigan have scored 17 of their 28 league goals this season in the opening 45 minutes of the fixture. Just 18 of the 41 goals that they have conceded have come before the half-time interval.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

Darron Gibson (thigh) is a doubt while Gavin Massey, Nick Powell (both hamstring) and Antonee Robinson (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
11 RB Ben Osborn 176 75
18 CD Jack Robinson 168 67
29 CD Yohan Benalouane 185 85
21 LB Saidy Janko 178 70
6 CM Jack Colback 176 72
8 CM Ben Watson 178 68
5 CM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
9 CF Daryl Murphy 191 88
23 LF Joe Lolley 178 71
14 RF Matty Cash 185 64
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Jamie Jones 188 91
20 RB Kal Naismith 170 78
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
12 LB Reece James - -
5 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
4 CM Darron Gibson 183 90
17 RM Michael Jacobs 175 74
2 LM Nathan Byrne 183 76
10 AM Josh Windass 175 68
8 CF James Vaughan 180 80