Wigan Athletic vs Northampton Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wigan Athletic vs Northampton Town Match Prediction

By William Hall

Wigan have a chance a to climb to second in League One on the 19th of September as they welcome Northampton Town to the DW Stadium. Wigan come into this one after back to back 3-0 victories in the third tier of English football as they welcome an in-form Northampton Town side who will be looking to make it three games without defeat. With both teams in such good form, this one shapes up to be a very entertaining encounter. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Wigan will be full of confidence at this stage of the season and will be looking with excitement at the prospect of climbing up to 2nd come the end of this match. With two 3-0 wins in their last two games, it shows that they are not struggling to score goals, but they will need to try and keep the amount they concede down. These two teams haven't faced each other since the 2002/03 season making it tough to give you the head to head statistics, but if it means anything, Wigan have won all of their last four meetings.

Yes, Northampton have been on a good run of late, and if you look at the recent form, you would think you are up for a tough game. However, when they come up against the so-called 'better teams' in the league, they do tend to become undone. If they go into this one half-hearted, there is no doubt they will feel the full presence of this Wigan side.

Wigan to win - 4/7

Over 2.5 goals - 4/5

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

Wigan Athletic have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 8 games against Northampton Town

Northampton Town saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

2

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)

Northampton Town Form Guide

Northampton Town Team Logo

Northampton Town

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L H

17-03-2018

League 1

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

20-03-2018

League 1

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-03-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

30-03-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

02-04-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

League 1

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

21-04-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

League 1

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

05-05-2018

League 1

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

Wigan Athletic Preview

Wigan have had a good start to life back in league one, picking up 16 points from the opening seven matches. With this one being their game in hand over most other teams in the league, they have the chance to climb above Blackpool, Bradford and Peterborough to sit 2nd in League One. There is no doubt that the confidence will be high in and around the club after beating both Charlton and Bristol Rovers 3-0 in the last week. Bristol Rovers never really stood a chance in the game with Wigan starting very quick, dominating possession and having shot after shot. It until the 30th minute for Wigan to finally break through thanks to a Nick Powel goal. They went into the break leading, and it wasn't long into the second half where they doubled their lead with Will Grigg slotting home after a quality through ball from Byrne. It stayed this way for a long time and just as it seemed it would end 2-0, Massey made it three in the 95th minute to round of a solid afternoon for Wigan Athletic. Another performance like that this week and they will make it difficult for Northampton to come anywhere near them on the night.

Wigan Athletic Team News

Wigan will go into this one wth Northampton with a full strength squad.

Northampton Town Preview

Northampton were having a horrible time in League One, stretching back to last season. They went on a run which saw them without a win in twelve games and started this season with four straight defeats. However, it now seems they have turned it around with two wins and a draw in their last three games. It was Doncaster and Portsmouth on the wrong end of the Northampton Town victories in the last couple of weeks with Southend holding Town to a draw. However, they would have been hugely disappointed to have not gained all three points in the draw with Southend after being 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals from Barnett and Crooks. Two quickfire goals from Southend early on in the second half made it seem Northampton were going to slip to another defeat, but they were able to hold of as the games finished 2-2. With Northampton having already conceded 13 goals, it is clear where the real problem lays. They will need to sort out their defensive issues before even thinking about anything else this season. Although they are on a good run, that can soon change.

Northampton Town Team News

Northampton Town will go into this one with Wigan with a full strength squad.

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

Northampton Town 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 vs Northampton Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
23 GK Jamie Jones 188 91
2 LB Nathan Byrne 183 76
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
26 RB Reece James 171 67
5 CDM Sam Morsy 173 75
8 CDM Lee Evans 185 79
11 CM Gavin Massey 179 74
18 CM Gary Roberts 178 74
17 CDM Michael Jacobs 175 74
9 CF Will Grigg 180 70
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Matt Ingram 186 76
6 CD Ashton Taylor 183 76
5 CD Leon Barnett 185 71
3 RB David Buchanan 173 67
2 LB Brendan Moloney 186 85
26 CDM Regan Poole 178 74
11 LM Daniel Powell 187 84
4 CM Yaser Kasim 181 73
29 CM Matt Grimes 178 70
27 RM Raheem Hanley 173 70
9 CF Marc Richards 180 81