Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview

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Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions and betting tips for the weekend’s Championship fixture at the DW Stadium. Read on to see how we think this one could pan out.

Wigan’s return to the Championship sees them host Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day of the season. After romping to the League One title in May, Paul Cook’s side will be looking to at least consolidate in the second tier despite a lack of activity in the transfer market. Wigan have however done more business than their opponents this weekend – with rumours of Wednesday having a transfer embargo now rife.


Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions

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Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions

Wigan were mightily impressive last season – albeit in a weaker division – and almost smashed the 100-point barrier en route to winning the League One title. It remains to be seen just how ambitious they might be in the Championship, or indeed how well they might fare, but I think a home fixture to Sheffield Wednesday will give most Latics supporters cause for optimism. Nothing outrageous about this first Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday betting tip: simply, Wigan to win the match. You can get 13/10 from Paddy Power on this outcome which appeals given Wednesday’s plight.

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No longer just the subject of a gimmicky terrace chant, Will Grigg has consummately proven himself as a striker to be feared. The ex-Walsall man scored the goal that knocked Manchester City out of last season’s FA Cup and notched 19 in the League One despite being a marked man – literally – all season. His last Championship campaign was a struggle, admittedly, but he’s now playing in a stronger team than he was two years ago; and one full of confidence. With all factors considered, why not snap up Betfair’s 8/5 on the 27-year-old notching during the 90 minutes?

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Paul Cook teams are identifiable by their commitment to attacking and that’s certainly something you’d have to attribute to the Wigan of last season. Whether they can replicate that form in the Championship, we don’t yet know, but you can be confident he’ll be opting for a similar approach. I think it’s fair to say that Sheffield Wednesday fans would be very disappointed if their side failed to score on the opening day, particularly against a newly-promoted side, and I wouldn’t begrudge them their dissatisfaction. I don’t however see them drawing a blank, nor Wigan for that matter, which is why over 2.5 goals at 5/4 (Boylesports) tempts.

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We’re looking forward to seeing how another exciting Championship season unravels – and so should you be! Take a look at our Championship match previews.

Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday Recommended Bets & Odds

The Tics have been installed as favourites for Saturday’s showdown at the DW Stadium and are narrowly odds-against with most firms. A stalemate and Owls victory are similarly priced, with Bet365 the best on the former (12/5) and MarathonBet paying the same on an away victory.

For those who indulge in a goals-related accumulator each week, both teams to score is 19/20 at BetStars.

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Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Jack Hunt, Glenn Loovens, Ross Wallace and Jordan Rhodes have all left Hillsborough, meaning Sheffield Wednesday are likely to field a very different team to the one that ended the 2017/18 campaign.

Wigan, meanwhile, have retained the majority of their starting XI from last season and bolstered it with the additions of Kal Naismith from Portsmouth and former hero Callum McManaman.

Wigan Key Player

McManaman started his professional career at Wigan and now finds himself back in Manchester three years after departing for West Brom. The Scouse winger became an established Premier League player before joining Sunderland at the beginning of last season’s ill-fated campaign. The former England U20 international could make a big difference here and has an aggressive streak to accompany the flair he provides.

Sheffield Wednesday Key Player

Wednesday supporters will be hoping to see a little more from George Boyd this season, with the Scot not really living up to his billing during the previous 12 months. The 32-year-old has carved out an excellent career from himself having originally started at Stevenage Borough, but his performances can certainly go up a notch based on what we’ve seen previously. If he’s in the mood for it, Boyd has proven himself to be a dangerous operator.

Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday Stats

  • Both sides have recently plied their trade in the English third tier
  • It wasn’t until 1975 that they first played each other in a competitive fixture
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won each of the last four matches
  • No match between Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday has ever ended in a draw


Wigan vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

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