Wigan Athletic vs Bristol Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wigan Athletic vs Bristol Rovers Match Prediction

By William Hall

Wigan welcome Bristol Rovers to The DW Stadium this weekend in League 1. With both sides coming into this one on decent form, it shapes up to be an entertaining encounter. Wigan come into this game off the back of their best performance of the season so far as they beat high flying Charlton Athletic 3-0 away from home. Bristol Rovers will be bitterly disappointed with how their game during the week panned out with Oldham snatching a late winner to see a point taken from Rovers, which would have been a fair result. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Wigan have and always will be a tough team to beat when they are at the DW Stadium. They like to keep the ball for long periods of the game which always then gives them many chances. They have played just two games on home soil this season and have picked up four points with a 4-1 win over Bury, and a score draw with Portsmouth. They will see this as an excellent chance to get some more points on the board with Bristol Rovers tending to struggle away from home. However, although Wigan do well at home, they do tend to concede which makes that market look good this weekend.

In all five of their last home games, both teams have been able to hit the back of the net and in four of Bristol Rovers last five away games it has been the same. It is all but impossible to bring you guys any stats on head to head down to the fact the sides haven't met since the 2000/01 season.

Both teams to score - 4/5

Wigan to win - 3/4

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

Wigan Athletic have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 4 games against Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Bristol Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 4 games played against Wigan Athletic

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Wigan Athletic Team Logo

Wigan Athletic

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W H

30-03-2018

League 1

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

02-04-2018

League 1

Portsmouth Team Logo Portsmouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

10-04-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

14-04-2018

League 1

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-04-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

24-04-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

05-05-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Bristol Rovers Form Guide

Bristol Rovers Team Logo

Bristol Rovers

Won

1

Draw

6

Lost

3
L A

17-03-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

24-03-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

League 1

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-04-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

14-04-2018

League 1

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

League 1

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

24-04-2018

League 1

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-05-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Wigan Athletic Preview

Wigan have had a good start to the season after relegation from the Championship last season. As mentioned above, they come into this game off the back off their best performance and win of the season, beating Charlton 3-0 away from home to lift them up to 6th in League One. They got the lead just before half time to go into the break in the lead. It was an edgy 25 minutes before they got the second, but after that, there was only going to be one winner. Right at the end of the game, Sam Morsy made sure of the three points. Another performance like that this weekend and there is no doubt they will come out on top.

Wigan Athletic Team News

Wigan can take on Bristol Rovers with no concerns on injuries or suspensions.

Bristol Rovers Preview

Bristol Rovers would have been frustrated to lose their last game so late on and will be looking for a reaction this weekend. It looked as if Rovers were out of the match in the 70th minute as they went 2-0 down, but a lot of good spirits saw them get it back to 2-2 in the 85th minute and many thought from there they would win it. But just three minutes later Oldham scored again to make it 3-2 which is how it stayed. Away from home in general Rovers tend to do ok, but if you put it down to just in League One, they do struggle, losing four of their last five on the road.

Bristol Rovers Team News

Bristol Rovers can take on Wigan with no concerns on injuries or suspensions.

Wigan Athletic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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

Bristol Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 vs Bristol Rovers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Jamie Jones 188 91
14 CD Alex Bruce 180 73
2 LB Nathan Byrne 183 76
26 RB Reece James 171 67
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
17 CDM Michael Jacobs 175 74
8 CDM Lee Evans 185 79
25 CM Nick Powell 183 66
5 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
11 CM Gavin Massey 179 74
9 CF Will Grigg 180 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Slocombe 183 75
20 RB Marc Bola - -
4 CD Tom Lockyer 180 72
2 LB Daniel Leadbitter 183 70
6 CD Ryan Sweeney 185 74
7 CM Liam Sercombe 178 68
8 CM Ollie Clarke 180 75
14 CM Chris Lines 188 76
10 LF Billy Bodin 180 70
9 RF Ellis Harrison 180 79
30 CF Rory Gaffney 183 78