Wigan Athletic vs Rotherham United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: DW Stadium

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Wigan Athletic vs Rotherham United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in search of their third league success this season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Wigan are looking to bounce back after going down to a 1-0 loss to QPR last weekend a result that was harsh on them. They had no midweek match as they lost in the previous round of the League Cup. Rotherham picked up their second victory of the season edging past Millwall 1-0 thanks to a Sean Raggett goal. In the League Cup, they were away to Everton on Wednesday night and they lost 3-1. These two sides have already met this season in a League Cup encounter in Yorkshire in a game that ended 3-1 to United. Jamie Proctor grabbed a brace for the Millers who failed to win either of their two league meetings with the Latics last season in League One.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The prices have Wigan as huge favourites which is probably reflective of the expected goals data and the contrasting home and away form of the two sides. Although the Millers have beaten them in the League Cup this season bookmakers are not playing too much into this factor. I like a couple of goalscorer bets here the first of which is Josh Windass who looked busy against QPR and has a history of goals and it looks only matter of time before he nets his first for the Latics. Also at a bigger price Richard Wood is always a threat at set-pieces and looks too big here.

Josh Windass to score at any time

Richard Wood to score at any time

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.7

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

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
L A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rangers Team Logo Rangers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Rotherham United Form Guide

Rotherham United Team Logo

Rotherham United

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
L A

04-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

18-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

26-08-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics have made a decent start to life in the Championship with two victories, a draw and two defeats from their opening five. They have seven points and sit in 12th, though the expected goals data has them as high as second in the table. At the DW Stadium, they have taken four points from two this season and are undefeated in their last seven. Both their ties at their own ground this season have seen both teams score and gone over 3.5 goals. Wigan are among a number of sides tied as third highest scorers with ten goals and they are led by Will Grigg and Nick Powell with three each. Their defence needs tightening though as they have conceded eight times and kept just one clean sheet.

Wigan Athletic Team News

Joe Garner (skull fracture), Dan Burn (foot), Gavin Massey (unknown) and Michael Jacobs (hamstring) are doubts while Darron Gibson (groin) is ruled out.

Rotherham United Preview

The Millers have made a solid start to the season with two victories and three defeats from their five matches. They were ante-post favourites for the drop so to sit in 15th is pleasing though the expected goals data has them as low as 22nd. Away from the New York Stadium, they have lost both this season and not won a Championship road game since May 2016. These two games have seen them ship seven and net just one. Rotherham have netted just five times this campaign (an average of one per fixture) with no player having more than one league goal to their name. At the back, they have shipped ten times which is an average of two per fixture.

Rotherham United Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions.

Wigan Athletic 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

Rotherham United 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

Wigan Athletic vs Rotherham United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
12 LB Reece James - -
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
3 RB Antonee Robinson - -
26 CM Callum Connolly 183 70
25 CM Nick Powell 183 66
10 CM Josh Windass 175 68
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 Marek Rodak 188 69
26 CD Sean Raggett 181 78
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
2 LB Zak Vyner 178 68
3 RB Joe Mattock 181 78
11 LM Jon Taylor 180 77
4 CM Will Vaulks 180 75
17 CM Ryan Manning 172 66
5 CM Semi Ajayi 193 83
23 RM Ryan Williams 173 69
24 CF Michael Smith 193 71