Preston North End vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Preston North End vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is a Lancashire derby between two sides who have made different starts to the season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Preston put to an end a four-game losing run but are still ten without a victory in the league after a 3-3 draw with Villa. Daniel Johnson (penalty), Paul Gallagher and Louis Moult all netted in a match that North-End deserved all three points but could have had none if Villa had converted an injury-time penalty.

Wigan were held to a draw in midweek as a home encounter with Swansea ended without a goal. The tie was probably a fair reflection with the expected goals data showing little between the pair.

These two sides were in different leagues last season so you have to go back to the 2016/17 season for their last meetings. The Latics are unbeaten in their last seven battles with the Lilywhites.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

I think Preston can get a much needed three points here ahead of the international break and I am backing them to do so. They have been scoring goals for a while but not getting the results and while some of this is down to bad defending I think bad luck is also playing a part and against a side poor on the road they are the right call.

Each of the last four at Deepdale have seen both teams net and I think backing North-End to win and both teams to score also is worth a play.

 

Preston to win the game

Preston to win and both teams to score

 

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Preston North End 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 Preston North End

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
L A

01-01-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

26-01-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

01-02-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

16-02-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

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)

Preston North End Preview

The Lilywhites are ten without a win but some improved performances in the last few games will have given them renewed hope. They still bottom in the table but three of their next five are against teams in the bottom seven and will hope to use these to get points on board.

At Deepdale, they have lost their each two and won none of their previous four league games. Each of their last four in front of their own fans have seen both teams score and gone over 3.5 goals.

Preston (along with Stoke) have conceded the joint-highest amount of goals in the opening 45 minutes (ten). The average time of the opening North-End league goal is in the 47th minute.

Preston North End Team News

Michael Crowe (unknown) and Calum Woods (hamstring) are doubts while Sean Maguire (hamstring), Billy Bodin (cruciate) and Josh Harrop (cruciate) are long-term absentees.

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics have been a mixed bag of late with two victories, two defeats and a draw from their previous five. They sit ninth in the Championship table and after the international break have a tough schedule with four of five against teams currently in the top six.

Away from the DW Stadium, they have struggled losing each of their last three and four of five for the season. After grabbing five goals in their opening two on the road they have since failed to net in their last three trips.

Wigan are strong starters and have netted nine of their 14 goals this season in the opening half. Just 14% of goals the Lancashire outfit have scored in the league this campaign have come in the final 30 minutes.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

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

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

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

Preston North End vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Chris Maxwell 183 73
16 RB Andrew Hughes 183 75
5 CD Tom Clarke 180 77
14 CD Jordan Storey 188 75
2 LB Darnell Fisher 175 70
7 CM Callum Robinson 178 75
29 CM Tom Barkhuizen 175 70
11 CDM Daniel Johnson 174 67
4 CDM Ben Pearson 166 71
8 CM Alan Browne 173 71
45 CF Lukas Nmecha 185 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
3 RB Antonee Robinson - -
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
12 LB Reece James - -
25 CM Nick Powell 183 66
17 CM Michael Jacobs 175 74
10 CM Josh Windass 175 68
4 CDM Darron Gibson 183 90
5 CDM Sam Morsy 173 75
9 CF Will Grigg 180 70