Man United vs Wigan Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview

Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic predictions and betting tips for their FA Cup fixture on Sunday 29th January at 4pm. Are the Latics capable of pulling off a major shock at Old Trafford?

 

Despite losing 2-1 to Hull on Thursday night, Manchester United booked their place at Wembley for the EFL Cup final, and on Sunday they’ll be looking to book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup when they host Wigan.

 

Wigan exited the EFL Cup following a bitterly disappointing defeat away at Oldham in August, but recently, the Lactics have managed to record three wins on the bounce. Wigan will be full of confidence ahead of this fixture, but they are one place above the relegation zone in the Championship and Warren Joyce’s side are only ahead of both Rotherham and Blackburn on goal difference. Wigan will obviously be relishing the chance of playing at Old Trafford this weekend, but the Championship table could suggest that their priorities remain elsewhere.

 

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Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic Predictions

 

United have had four cup matches at Old Trafford this campaign, three of them in the EFL Cup and one in the FA Cup. On three out of them four occasions, the Red Devils have won the game and kept a clean sheet in the process. Old Trafford is a very tough place to go, and with Wigan being the lowest scorers in the Championship this season, it’d be a very tough ask for them to get on the scoresheet on Sunday. I can see Mourinho naming a strong side, while Wigan may rest a few of their key players to concentrate on survival in the Championship. My first Man United vs Wigan betting tip for this encounter is going to be Manchester United to win to nil, which is valued at 5/6 with Bet Victor.

 

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Mourinho’s side have been impressive at Old Trafford as of late. Not only have they been winning, but the Reds have managed to net a handful of goals in each of their games. Before their 1-1 draw with Liverpool, United managed to net 16 goals in just six matches which emphasises the attacking prowess they have. It’d be great to see Wigan attempt to nullify the United attack and maybe earn a replay, but unfortunately, I cannot see that happening and I think Mourinho’s men will net on several occasions. United eased past Championship high-flyers Reading earlier in the month as they won that fixture 4-0, and I feel the scoreline will be similar here too. My second Man United vs Wigan betting tip is going to be for Manchester United to win the match 3-0, which is valued at 6/1 with Betfred.

 

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Anytime Goalscorer Tips

The Red Devils had their crucial semi-final match at Hull on Thursday, which saw the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba all feature. Wayne Rooney was substituted on for a late cameo, and I feel the Englishman may start on Sunday as Mourinho will opt to rest a couple of his forward line. Rooney came off the bench last weekend to score a wonderful free-kick and become United’s all-time leading scorer, and in the last round of the FA Cup, Rooney managed to get on the scoresheet then too. My final FA Cup betting tip for this match is going to be Wayne Rooney to score anytime, which is valued at 11/8 with 888Sport.

 

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Man United vs Wigan Team News

Jose Mourinho does not have too many injury concerns to worry about for his United side. Eric Bailly has been away at AFCON, however Ivory Coast were eliminated in the group stages, meaning the defender may return in time for Sunday.

Warren Joyce will be sweating on the fitness of Yanic Wildschut after he missed the Lactics’ victory over Brentford with a slight hamstring strain. Reece James, Alex Gilbey and Andy Kellett, who all play for the Wigan U21’s side may feature.  Marcus Browne is another youngster who may be included in the matchday squad and he could make his debut for Wigan. 

 

Head to Head Stats

Since 2005, these sides have met 18 times, and unfortunately for Wigan, they have only won once. The Red Devils have recorded 17 wins over the Latics, and have won every single time the sides have faced off at Old Trafford. The sides last met at Wembley in 2013 for the Community Shield, where United secured a 2-0 victory.

 

Man United vs Wigan Betting Odds

The Red Devils have already booked their place into the final of the EFL Cup this season, and there is no surprise to see their price so short when they face Wigan on Sunday. Mourinho’s side are valued at around 2/11 to qualify for the next round. Wigan are obviously underdogs coming into this fixture, and they would be delighted if they could scrape a draw at Old Trafford. The draw is best valued at 15/2 with MarathonBet. If Wigan were to win at Old Trafford it’d certainly be one of the biggest upsets in years, and if you fancy the underdogs, they are valued at a huge 22/1 with Betfair.

 

Man United vs Wigan Betting Tips

Manchester United to win to nil – 5/6 with Bet Victor.

Correct score: Manchester United 3-0 – 6/1 with Betfred.

Wayne Rooney to score anytime – 11/8 with 888Sport.

 

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