Wigan Athletic vs. Middlesbrough Match Analysis and Prediction

A lively contest is in the offing on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at the DW Stadium when Wigan Host Middlesbrough. The match is scheduled to start at 15.00GMT. Each of the two teams comes into the fixture with a different goal to be accomplished; something which will make the match very interesting.

Wigan Athletic who is at number 19 in the table standings is under the threat of relegation. They are coming into the fixture with the intent of trying to make their dreams of staying in the Championship come through. Therefore, they are going to use all the tactics at their disposal as they try to bag all three points. It is worth noting that the Latics lost 0-2 to the Boro during their first leg meeting of the season.

Middlesbrough, on the other hand, is eyeing a chance of playing in the top tier, Premier League come next season. At number 5, they have the chance for a jab at the English Premier League through play-offs. But a win for them will increase their chances towards a direct elevation. Middlesbrough has done well in their last two fixtures against QPR and Blackburn, for which they won 2-0 and 1-0 respectively. This fixture presents them yet another golden opportunity for their Premier League quest next season.

This match is going to be an interesting one owing to the fact that each of the teams has different missions to accomplish. With Wigan in the verge of being relegated to the third tier, they are going to use the match as their savior as they try to hold on. Middlesbrough, on the other hand, has its eyes fixated on the Premier league and this fixture can be a good opportunity towards a direct ticket to the Premier League. This match is thus going to be among the toughest fixtures this weekend in the Championship. Nevertheless, we are going to place our money for the on-form Middlesbrough to emerge victorious.

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Wigan Athletic vs. Middlesbrough Head to Head

The two sides have played each other 14 times. Wigan has won minimal of the games at 2. Middlesbrough has managed to collect 6 victories. 6 matches have ended in a draw. Here is a look into their last recent 8 fixtures and how the scores turned out:

  • Middlesbrough 2-0 Wigan
  • Middlesbrough 0-0 Wigan
  • Wigan 0-1 Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough 1-0 Wigan
  • Middlesbrough 1-0 Wigan
  • Wigan 1-1 Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough 0-0 Wigan
  • Wigan 2-2 Middlesbrough

Team News

Wigan is enjoying an injury-free squad. This puts them at a better position in choosing Saturday’s squad as they have nothing to worry about.

Middlesbrough will miss the services of their three men including Sam McQueen, Adent Flint and Harry Chapman due to various injuries.

Prediction and Odds

Both sides have the pressure to win the fixture. With Wigan’s performance wanting, they have to put up more effort if they dream of staying in the Championship next season. However, Middlesbrough who is eyeing to play in the top flight, Premier League next season will not make Wigan’s dream easier. They are going to inflict more injury to Wigan. We put our money for Middlesbrough to win this game.

 

 

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