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

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Sheffield United vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

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

Sheffield United are now two without a victory after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Stoke in midweek. They seemed on course for all three points after taking the lead through Leon Clarke in the 70th minute but a goal two minutes from time denied them victory in a match they dominated.

Wigan continued their recent struggles by going down to their third defeat in the last five with a 2-1 loss at Millwall. They had gone ahead through an own-goal but a point would have flattered them.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2015/16 League One season for their previous meetings. For what it is worth the Latics have lost just one of the last eight head-to-heads with the Blades.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on offer here given Wigan are poor travellers (five straight road defeats) while the Blades are a strong home side (six unbeaten). I am not though a fan of taking Sheffield United at such odds reserved usually for elite teams.

A better betting angle is to back United to keep a clean sheet as the Latics have netted just once in their last five on the road and that was an own-goal. In addition, with around 57% of their goals coming in the second-half then back the highest scoring half for the hosts to be the second 45 minutes.

 

Sheffield United to keep a clean sheet

Sheffield United highest scoring half to be the second

 

Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 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 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades can still be rightly pleased with the start they have made to the season and look to be one of the automatic promotion contenders. Chris Wilder has done a remarkable job given this is just their second season back in the division.

At Bramall Lane, they are now six matches unbeaten with maximum points coming in four of these. David McGoldrick has found the back of the net twice from his last three at his own ground.

Nine of 14 Sheffield United have played have gone over 2.5 goals with six of these featuring exactly three goals. Four of their last six in the league have seen both teams find the back of the net.

 

Sheffield United Team News

George Baldock (illness), Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) and Kean Bryan (unknown) are doubts.

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics have won just one of their last five but a strong start to the season means they are still within touching distance of the play-offs. Paul Cook has to be delighted with this start given they were promoted from League One at the end of last season.

Away from the DW Stadium, their form is poor with defeats in each of their last five netting only one goal in the process and that was an own-goal. In three of these five defeats they have also been behind going into the break.

Seven of 14 Wigan matches have gone over 2.5 goals and the same number of have gone under 2.5 goals. Just one of their last six and two of their last ten have seen both teams find the back of the net.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

Gavin Massey, Michael Jacobs and Will Grigg (all hamstring) are doubts.  Darron Gibson will miss the third and final match of his suspension.

Sheffield United 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

Sheffield United vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
19 CD Richard Stearman 191 67
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
9 LF Leon Clarke 188 90
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
17 RF David McGoldrick 185 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
12 CD Reece James - -
2 LM Nathan Byrne 183 76
26 CM Callum Connolly 183 70
5 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
3 RM Antonee Robinson - -
18 AM Gary Roberts 178 74
10 AM Josh Windass 175 68
25 CF Nick Powell 183 66