Middlesbrough vs Wigan Match Analysis & Prediction
26/12/2022 6:00 pm
Match day 24 of the EFL Championship will see Middlesbrough take on Wigan Athletic at Riverside Stadium in the Boxing Day showdown. Kickoffs at 18:00 EAT.
Middlesbrough prepares for this match looking to make amends following 3-1 Championship losing efforts to Burnley in their most recent fixture. In that game, Middlesbrough managedd 40% possession, for shots all on target and goals scored by Duncan Watmore (49′) and Jonny Howson (72′ OG). Burnley got 11 shots with four of them on target and goals by Benson Manuel (60′, 67′). Coming into this game, Middlesbrough is 14th in the table with 34 points and lost only one of their last six fixtures.
Wigan on the other hand takes this trip hoping for better results after 1-2 Championship defeat at the hands of Sheffield United in their previous match. In that game, Wigan Athletic managed 65% possession, 10 shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Nathan Broadhead (65′). Sheffield United got 10 shots with six of them on target and goals by John Egan (8′) and Billy Sharp (56′). Coming into this game, Wigan is second from the bottom in the standings and won only one of their last six matches.
Middlesbrough vs. Wigan Head to head
Middlesbrough has a better record in the head to head history of this match having won eight times from the 18 encounters since 2003; while Wigan won two times and eight matches ended in draws.
When playing at home, Middlesbrough has not lost to Wigan in their last seven encounters.
Middlesbrough Team News
Boss Michael Carrick will be unable to call upon Matt Clarke and Marc Bola who are recovering from injuries, while Duncan Watmore could earn a spot in the starting XI after scoring as a substitute last time out against the Clarets.
Middlesbrough's Last 5 Matches
Wigan Team News
As for boss Kolo Touré, both Jason Kerr and Tom Pearce are out of contention with injuries for this match.
Wigan's Last 5 Matches
Middlesbrough vs. Wigan: Odds and Predictions
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