Wigan (@2.3) vs Barnsley (@3.1)
23-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Wigan will win

Wigan – Barnsley Match Prediction | 23-08-2019

Wigan clearly still have plenty of issues that need addressing and that wont happen overnight, so backingBarnsley 0.00 Asian Handicap at 37/40 looks the more attractive bet here. The bookies are having a hard time deciding on a favourite for this match which is a bit surprising. Barnsley have home advantage and have been far more impressive than the Lancashire club so far this season.

In 6 (100.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.18 goals per Match.Wigan in actual season average scored 1.30 goals per match. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. In 3 (60.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (66.67%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Teams Wigan Barnsley played so far 11 matches.Wigan won 8 direct matches. Below the text is a list of the direct games. Barnsley average scored 1.80 goals per match in season 2019. In 2 (40.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Barnsley won 1 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw.

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Wigan Athletic desperately needed a win against Rotherham United and they managed to get one. Barnsley did well to beat Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park at the weekend, but given the importance of Thursdays match for the Latics, home win should be considered in this one. The Latics are still sitting in the relegation zone in the Championship standings and they are seven points behind Bristol City, who are a safe for now. The Tykes are stuck in the middle of the table and they have little to play for in the Oakwell Stadium clash. Nick Powell came as a substitute and scored the winner in the 97th minute of the match and, no doubt, that helped the team regain a much-needed confidence. Wigan face a must-win situation in Thursdays football match against Barnsley and we predict that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field.

Instead, it might pay to have a look at the goalscorer market. The Welsh outfit are favourites to take all three points but Wigan were strong at the DW last season and we would not be rushing to take them on here. Bobby Reid struggled in the Premier League but he grabbed 19 for Bristol City two seasons ago and looks anytime value here. It might also be worth a smaller stakes interest on him to net two or more goals.

They come into this game unbeaten in 3 and have looked more assured at the back with clean sheets in two of their last three games, one of which was away at an often free-scoring Brentford. Wigan did win their most recent away game at Cardiff but overall have still lost 62% of their away fixtures this season in the Championship. Barnsley have won twice as many games as them this season and look to have recovered from their poor run of form.

Our prediction for this Championship match:

Wigan came up with the greater expectations having won League One last term but so far it is Barnsley who have made the greater impression on the Championship. They average 1.69 goals per game, a record bettered by only Newcastle and Norwich and unlike some sides they havent been reliant on one man to provide their goal threat, with players from all over the pitch popping up with goals. Wigan by contrast have the second worst goal-scoring record, with just 0.88 goals per game and that is something that new boss Warren Joyce will be keen to rectify. The Yorkshire club have played some really good football at times and have been one of the most free-scoring sides in the league.

Wigan by contrast have the second worst goal-scoring record, with just 0.88 goals per game and that is something that new boss Warren Joyce will be keen to rectify. The Yorkshire club have played some really good football at times and have been one of the most free-scoring sides in the league. Wigan came up with the greater expectations having won League One last term but so far it is Barnsley who have made the greater impression on the Championship. They average 1.69 goals per game, a record bettered by only Newcastle and Norwich and unlike some sides they havent been reliant on one man to provide their goal threat, with players from all over the pitch popping up with goals.

Its looking like Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic should both be able to find the back of the net here although its difficult to select a clear winner. That is why we are leaning toward a hard-fought 1-1 score when all is said and done. It appears that a draw might be on the cards. View all of the Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.

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The team managed to get a win over rock bottom Rotherham but they were hardly convincing. Wigan managed to get their first victory in the previous round from their last 5 games. This gave them hope but unless Latics get another 3 points here it will probably mean nothing as they will stumble straight to League 1. Wigan were twice trailing behind at home against Rotherham and scrapped the win far into the added time with Nick Powells brace. Wigan has the worst offensive home record in the league with 15 goals scored in 20 games.

Barnsley aim to regain their spot in top ten, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. The Tykes recorded only one win in previous nine league fixtures and they head into Saturdays football match against Wigan Athletic. Barnsley made a flying start to the season, but the team have been dropping down the standings ever since they suffered a 2-1 loss to Reading on 17 September. When the two teams met at Oakwell Stadium in the League One last season Wigan emerged triumphant and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from Saturdays game. Wigan Athletic, though, are on a three-game unbeaten run on the road in the Championship and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Barnsley. The Latics suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Reading at home on Matchday 16 and, as a result, they failed to escape the relegation zone.

Barnsley may already look up to the next season. The team recorded overdue win last round the first one in 9 games to be precise. The team is 16 points above relegation and their fans are confident for another Championship season. Barnsley are exceptional at their away games for a mid-table team. Their opponent was another team fighting for survival Blackburn but Barnsley showed cutting edge in the early minutes of the game and were leading 2-0 in the first quarter of the game. They got the 4th best offence away from home with 28 goals from 20 trips.

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Barnsley have won twice as many games as them this season and look to have recovered from their poor run of form. Wigan did win their most recent away game at Cardiff but overall have still lost 62% of their away fixtures this season in the Championship. They come into this game unbeaten in 3 and have looked more assured at the back with clean sheets in two of their last three games, one of which was away at an often free-scoring Brentford.