Huddersfield vs Wigan
England League Championship
Date: Monday, 28th November, 2016.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield.
Both these clubs, you sense, are heading into a pivotal point in their seasons Huddersfield have lost 4 of their last 6 Championship games and although they remain in a very creditable 4th place, they need to turn their form around if they are to prove their early season good form wasn’t just a flash in the pan. Wigan meanwhile need to start winning matches under their new coach Warren Joyce, with the threat of an immediate return to League One starting to look a real possibility with the Lancashire club having won just 3 of their 18 games this season in all competitions.
As a result this isn’t a game between two confident sides right now and it has the potential to be a nervy affair with little goalmouth action. Wigan certainly are likely to set their stall out to get men behind the ball and be tough to break down and most of their recent games have been low-scoring ones. 4 of their last 10 matches have finished 0-0 and much of the attacking freedom that helped fire them to the League One title last term looks to have disappeared from their play. 7 of their last 10 games have produced one or fewer goals in total and they’ve scored just 0.82 goals per game over the course of the season, which is the joint worst goal-scoring record in the division.
Huddersfield haven’t been that prolific either, certainly when you take into account their position in the league. They’ve netted only 1.12 goals per game and all of their 9 wins this term have been by just a single goal. They’ve been defending well at home though and have let in just 0.75 goals per game at the John Smith’s Stadium, so it’s hard to see a struggling Wigan side causing them many problems here.
The Terriers have the best home record in the division, winning 75% of their home matches and they may just have enough to claim another narrow home win here. The stats and recent head-t0-head point towards it being a low-scoring contest so backing Huddersfield to win 1-0 at 11/2 looks like it offers value.
Huddersfield vs Wigan Athletic: Head-to-head stats
Huddersfield are unbeaten in the last three Championship matches against Wigan. However, Wigan had a better record in the previous 6 with 4 wins and 2 draws.
Three of the last five home matches of Huddersfield versus Wigan are 0-0 draws and only one match has recorded over 2.5 goals.
The matches between these two sides have historically turned out to be low scoring games, with 7 of the last 9 games seeing under 2.5 goals.
Huddersfield vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction
This fixture can be seen as a clash between two teams in similar run of form. Huddersfield have a good home record, while Wigan tend to shut out teams in their away matches. Also the past meeting between these two sides are low scoring games, with only 2 goals scored in the three matches. Based on these stats, we can expect another low scoring match on Monday night and it is better to look into the first half markets from a betting point of view.
Huddersfield vs Wigan Athletic: Bet Tips
First-Half Draw at 2.10 (11/10)
Total Match Goals: Under 2.5 goals at 1.70 (7/11).