Stoke v Wigan Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 22nd August
Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Stoke City v Wigan Athletic and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday night’s Championship clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Stoke City v Wigan Athletic Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 22/08/18
- Time: 20:00
- Venue: Bet365 Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports Football Red Button
Stoke City take on Wigan Athletic at the Bet36 Stadium on Wednesday night with the Potters looking to get their first win of the league campaign against an entertaining Wigan side who have 4 points from their first 3 games.
Stoke will be desperate to get a win on Wednesday night to kick start their season after having a rough ride from the start with a crushing 3-1 defeat to Leeds followed by draws with Brentford and Preston.
Wigan, as I have already mentioned, have been entertaining in the league so far being involved in five goal thrillers twice this season and they were involved in a 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest last time out. Attacking Midfielder Nick Powell has 3 goals in 3 games this season and he is largely the creative force within the team. Powell is 10/1 to score first in the match and 7/2 to score at any time.
The recent games that these sides have played leads me to believe that there will be goals in this one. Across three league games so far this season the two teams have struggled defensively. Stoke have conceded six goals, whilst the Latics have conceded seven. The price for both teams to find the back of the net again in this match is 4/6 (Bet365). Stoke to win the match and both teams to score is 10/3 (Skybet)
As I mentioned before Stoke City will be under a lot more pressure to gain their first win of the league campaign and a visit from a Wigan team with a seemingly porous defence should encourage Stoke. They’ll be looking to the likes of Benik Afobe and Saido Berahino to grab the goals on Wednesday night. Afobe is 5/1 (Bet365) to score first.
Potential Stoke City Starting XI: Butland, Edwards, Williams, Shawcross, Pieters, McClean, Fletcher, Allen, Ince, Afobe, Berahino
Potential Wigan Athletic Starting XI: Walton, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, Evans, Morsy, Massey, Powell, Jacobs, Grigg
Head To Head
- Wigan are unbeaten in 8 games against Stoke, stretching back to 2009.
Key Stats & Facts
- Three out of the last four meetings between the two have seen both teams score.
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in the fixture in three out of the last four games.
- Stoke 6/5
- Draw 12/5
- Wigan 11/4
Stoke will be confident of gaining their first win of the season against Wigan but it may turn out to be a rollercoaster of a game on Wednesday night with Wigan playing their football no matter how big the opposition’s name may be.