West Bromwich Albion vs Wigan Athletic Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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West Bromwich Albion vs Wigan Athletic Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Boxing Day (15:00) fixture features two sides in opposite halves and in opposite form in the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

West Brom made it back-to-back victories and seven unbeaten with a 4-0 road victory at Rotherham. Dwight Gayle was the star of the show grabbing a hat-trick while Harvey Barnes also netted once.

Wigan suffered their third straight defeat and stretched their winless run to four as they suffered a 3-0 home loss to Birmingham. The scoreline was a little harsh on Athletic through the Blues were the better team.

The reverse fixture came in mid-October at the DW Stadium and the Latics won that day 1-0 thanks to a Josh Windass goal. The Baggies also saw Jake Livermore sent-off that day through just six minutes from the end it probably did not figure too much into the result.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

West Brom are strong favourites to win this and give the respective form of both sides it is hard to argue with that. They look too short to be backed but taking them be ahead at the break and at the end makes sense. They bagged two early against Rotherham at the weekend and can do the same here.

The first goal for the home team has been set at 38:00 and given what we said about the Baggies match with the Millers and that the Latics were behind after 26 minutes in their last one this also looks a good bet.

 

West Brom HT/ West Brom FT

West Brom to score before 38:00

 

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 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 7 out of their last 10 games played against West Bromwich Albion

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

12-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

06-02-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-02-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

19-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

23-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

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)

West Bromwich Albion Preview

The Baggies have made a good start to the season sitting in third place but are not seeing the top two (Leeds and Norwich) slipping up enough. The expected goals data table feels they are being flattered and should be down in eighth.

At the Hawthorns, they have been good this season winning six, drawing two and losing three of their 11. No side has as many home goals as the Black Country outfit who have a remarkable 29.

West Brom are the top scorers in the Championship flanked by an impressive front three of Dwight Gayle (13), Jay Rodriguez (ten) and Harvey Barnes (nine). The defence has shipped 31 times through as Darren Moore seeks to find a perfect balance.

 

West Bromwich Albion Team News

Kyle Bartley (knee) is their only doubt ahead of this fixture.

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics are down in 19th and a once promising start to the season has slide off and they look set for a relegation battle. The expected goals data feels they are being unlucky and has them as high as ninth.

Away from the DW Stadium, they have really struggled this season winning one, drawing one and losing nine of their 11. They have lost eight of their last nine on the road including at bottom side Ipswich.

A lack of goals has been an issue for Wigan this season with only three sides in the division scoring lower than the 23 they have netted. At the back they have a mid-level record of 33 goals conceded.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

Nick Powell, Michael Jacobs (both hamstring) are doubts while Antonee Robinson (ankle) is set to miss the next few months.  

West Bromwich Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

West Bromwich Albion vs Wigan Athletic Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
25 CD Craig Dawson 188 78
3 RB Kieran Gibbs 178 70
24 LB Tosin Adarabioyo 189 78
18 CM Gareth Barry 183 79
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
10 CM Matthew Phillips 183 75
15 RF Harvey Barnes 174 66
16 CF Dwight Gayle 177 73
19 LF Jay Rodriguez 185 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
33 RB Daniel Burn 198 83
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
12 LB Reece James - -
10 AM Josh Windass 175 68
5 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
20 RM Kal Naismith 170 78
26 CM Callum Connolly 183 70
11 LM Gavin Massey 179 74
41 CF Joe Garner 178 76