Wigan Athletic vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: DW Stadium

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Wigan Athletic vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features a strong home side up against an unbeaten visiting outfit. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Wigan will be looking to bounce back after losing twice this week the most recent of which was away to Rotherham on Tuesday night in the League Cup. They also lost 3-2 to Aston Villa in the league despite going 2-1 ahead. Nottingham Forest needed penalties to see off Bury in the League Cup in a tie that finished 1-1. They picked up their first league victory last time out as a single goal saw them defeat Reading 1-0. The last time these two sides met came in February 2017 which ended in a goalless draw and means the Latics are without a win in four battles in the league. They have though an FA Cup victory to their name in that period.

Betting Tips and Predictions

All three games the homes side have played this season have seen both sides score while the same is true of three of four for the visitors. Backing both teams to score looks an angle in a tricky looking fixture between a strong Wigan side at home and a strong side in Nottingham Forest. Lewis Grabban has yet to find the back of the net this season but I think it only a matter of time and given the prices, he looks a sensible anytime play.

YES in the both teams to score market

Lewis Grabban to net at any time

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

Wigan Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Wigan Athletic

AVG Goals

1.2

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

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

04-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

22-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

21-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
D H

07-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 11 - 10

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

25-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics have now won just one of their last six and four of their last 16 in the Championship. All three games they have played in all competitions this season have seen both teams net. At the DW Stadium, the Lancashire outfit are six without a defeat and have lost just two of their last 20. Just six of the last 17 visitors to the ground have managed to find the back of the net. Nick Powell has scored a goal in both league games that Wigan have played this campaign. Athletic have been ahead at 2-1 in both matches played winning one of those and losing the other.

Wigan Athletic Team News

Joe Garner (skull fracture), Dan Burn (foot), Gavin Massey (hamstring), Darron Gibson (groin) and Leandro da Silva Lopez (unknown) are all doubts.

Nottingham Forest Preview

The Tricky Trees are unbeaten from their three league games this season winning one and drawing the other two. Three of the four they have played in 2018/19 have finished 1-1 with the other seeing them win 1-0. Away from the City Ground, the East Midlands outfit have failed to win any of the last seven matches. They have netted at least once in each of their last three but conceded at least once in their last five. The three league goals that Nottingham Forest have netted in the league this season have all come in the second-half. None of their four this season have gone over 2.5 goals with three producing exactly two.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Diogo Goncalves (unknown) is expected to miss out.

Wigan Athletic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Nottingham Forest 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 vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
12 LB Reece James - -
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
3 RB Antonee Robinson - -
17 CM Michael Jacobs 175 74
25 CM Nick Powell 183 66
11 CM Gavin Massey 179 74
5 CDM Sam Morsy 173 75
36 CDM Lee Evans 185 79
9 CF Will Grigg 180 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Costel Pantilimon 203 96
27 LB Tendayi Darikwa 188 77
3 CD Tobias Figueiredo 182 60
11 RB Ben Osborn 176 75
4 CD Daniel Fox 183 79
23 CM Joe Lolley 178 71
10 CM Joao Carvalho 172 -
14 CM Matty Cash 185 64
5 CDM Adlene Guedioura 186 81
6 CDM Jack Colback 176 72
7 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71