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

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Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This New Year’s Day fixture (kick off 15:00) features the side in fourth place on the road to a badly out of form Wigan side. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Wigan put to an end a four-game losing run but are still six without a victory following a 2-2 draw at Swansea. They were two up after 34 minutes through a Joe Garner brace (one penalty) but were pegged back and in the end a point each was fair.

Sheffield United made it back-to-back home victories with a 3-0 defeat of Blackburn last time out. Billy Sharp grabbed a brace and David McGoldrick one with the only down point being the dismissal of Chris Basham in the second-half.

These two sides last met on October 27th at Bramall Lane and it was an entertaining affair that saw United run out deserved 4-2 winners. Billy Sharp grabbed a hat-trick on that occasion and an own-goal was also netted for the Yorkshire side while Kai Naismith and Joe Garner bagged for Athletic.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United will be popular here but recent draws at Rotherham and Ipswich are enough to put me off backing them to win the game. Wigan are a mess at the moment through their first-half against Swansea showed signs of life. I would look at other markets other than the match one to find the value.

Billy Sharp netted a hat-trick when these sides last met, he netted two in the last game and has two in his last two on the road and looks worth an anytime scorer player. Another player worth an interest is Joe Garner who grabbed a brace last time out, netted in the reverse fixture and is on penalties.

 

Billy Sharp anytime scorer

Joe Garner anytime scorer

 

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

Wigan Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

Sheffield United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Wigan Athletic

AVG Goals

1.6

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

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)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

01-01-2019

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Barnet Team Logo Barnet

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

08-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics have taken just six points from their previous 12 fixtures a run that has seen them slide down into 19th just four points from safety. In the January transfer window they could do with help especially up front where they have just six goals in their last nine.

At the DW Stadium, the Lancashire outfit have won just one of their last five  and lost three of these. They have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four at their own place.

Wigan have seen two of their last three go over 2.5 goals but prior to that it was just one of six. Both teams to score has happened in just one of their last five and just three of their last nine.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

Michael Jacobs (hamstring) is a doubt while Nick Powell (also hamstring) and Antonee Robinson (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades are now three unbeaten and lost just two of their last nine and sit in fourth place two behind West Brom in third and four behind Norwich in second.  When the window opens they are believed to be interested in a few creative midfielders to help feed their strong strike-force in Sharp, McGoldrick and Clarke.

Away from Bramall Lane, the Yorkshire outfit are unbeaten in their last four through these have all come against sides in the bottom seven. After this they don’t face a road opponent lower than 17th in the table.

Each of the last two and three of the last four Sheffield United have played in the league have gone over 2.5 goals. Three of their last four and five of their last eight have seen both teams net.

 

Sheffield United Team News

Ben Woodburn (ankle) and Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) are both doubts. Chris Basham will miss this one game with a suspension.

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

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
20 RB Kal Naismith 170 78
22 CD Cheyenne Dunkley 188 79
12 LB Reece James - -
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
5 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
11 LM Gavin Massey 179 74
36 CM Lee Evans 185 79
4 CDM Darron Gibson 183 90
18 RM Gary Roberts 178 74
41 CF Joe Garner 178 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
12 CD John Egan 185 72
28 CD Martin Cranie 183 78
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75