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

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship table as 16th hosts 19th. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield Wednesday saw their four-game unbeaten run in the league come to a crashing halt as they lost 3-0  to red-hot Hull. They did have joy in midweek through as they won 1-0 at Luton in the FA Cup thanks to a Atdhe Nuhiu goal.

Wigan put a seven-game winless run behind them with an impressive performance in beating Aston Villa 3-0. Gary Roberts, Michael Jacobs and a Joe Garner penalty earned them a deserved three points.

The reverse fixture came on the opening day of the season and it was a five-goal thriller that Athletic edged 3-2. Michael Jacobs grabbed a brace and Will Grigg one while Atdhe Nuhiu and Fernando Forestieri got one each for Wednesday.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday were outclassed by Hull last time out but they do face a Wigan side who have been awful on the road this season. At the odds backing the hosts to win looks to be the value call.

Neither side are prolific scorers of early goals so we might have to wait for the first goal which is timed at 32:00.

 

Sheffield Wednesday to win the game

NO goal before 32:00

 

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

Wigan Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo

Sheffield Wednesday

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

27-01-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 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)

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

The Owls are three without a victory but they have lost just one of their last five which means they are edging to safety. They sit in 16th place six places and nine points above the relegation zone.

At Hillsborough, the Yorkshire outfit are unbeaten in their last four winning two of those and drawing the other two. They have scored exactly one goal in their last two at their own place and in four of their last five.

Sheffield Wednesday are not exactly firing in the goals at the moment with just five from their last six in the league. Their defence did ship three to Hull but prior to that had conceded just two in four.

 

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Lucas Joao (unknown) and Fernando Forestieri (foot) are doubts while Kieran Lee (knee) and Gary Hooper (groin) are long-term absentees.

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics win last time out was a huge boost having picked up just two points from the seven prior to that. They sit in 19th spot which has them three places and six points above the danger zone.

Away from the DW Stadium, the Lancashire side have been poor this season picking up just five points this season. On just one occasion have they kept a clean sheet on the road this campaign.

Wigan have hit five in their last three which suggests a return to scoring form having failed to net in four prior to that. Their clean sheet against Aston Villa put to an end a run of eight without one.

 

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.

Sheffield Wednesday Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

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 Wednesday vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kieren Westwood 188 92
6 RB Morgan Fox 185 78
34 CD Michael Hector 193 82
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
2 LB Liam Palmer 180 75
21 RM George Boyd 186 79
10 CM Barry Bannan 170 60
20 CM Adam Reach 185 73
19 LM Marco Matias 177 63
23 CDM Sam Hutchinson 182 73
9 CF Steven Fletcher 185 76
No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Jamie Jones 188 91
20 RB Kal Naismith 170 78
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
12 LB Reece James - -
10 AM Josh Windass 175 68
18 RM Gary Roberts 178 74
36 CM Lee Evans 185 79
5 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
13 LM Anthony Pilkington 180 81
41 CF Joe Garner 178 76