Wigan vs Birmingham prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 04/03/2023

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Wigan - Birmingham

England Championship - DW Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Wigan vs Birmingham with the game due to take place on March 4th.

Wigan vs Birmingham prediction and top betting tips

Wigan and Birmingham are both on winless runs right now meaning three points would be greatly appreciated! Who though, if anyone, is going to take the prize on offer here? Find out with our Wigan vs Birmingham match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Wigan vs Birmingham Prediction 1: Wigan to win

We kick off our predictions by backing Wigan to win this match. Sure, they've only won one of their last five games but they've been much more competitive than Birmingham. Wigan have taken a total of six points from the last 15 available courtesy of one win and three draws. Birmingham meanwhile have taken just three points in the same period; they've won one game and then lost four on the spin heading into this clash. On top of that, Wigan hold home advantage and have a stronger hand in the head to head record having won each of the last three games between these sides.

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Wigan vs Birmingham Prediction 2: Under 2.5 goals

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the total goals market where the under 2.5 prediction looks to be somewhat of a no brainer. Wigan have gone under that threshold in four of their last five games with a game average of just 1.2 goals per game. Birmingham's stats are not quite as convincing as Wigan's but with three of their last five games going under 2.5 goals and holding a game average of 2.4 goals there is still plenty of value in betting on ‘under'. Three of the last four head to head games have gone south of the 2.5 mark as well.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Wigan vs Birmingham

Head to Head

20/08/22

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Wigan

Wigan

0

1

01/01/20

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Wigan

Wigan

2

3

01/10/19

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

0

27/04/19

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Wigan

Wigan

1

1

22/12/18

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

3

Last Five - Wigan

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Wigan

Wigan

0

2

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Wigan

Wigan

1

2

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Wigan

Wigan

1

2

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Wigan

Wigan

2

2

D

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Wigan

Wigan

0

0

D

Last Five - Birmingham

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

1

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

1

D

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

0

D

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

3

W

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

0

L

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Wigan vs Birmingham odds translate into probability ahead of this game? Let's find out.

Wigan odds: 4/3 (2.33) – 43%

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31%

Birmingham odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 31%

Wigan might not come into this game as odds on favourites but the 43% vs 31% probability means the Latics are quite heavily favoured to emerge with three points whilst the price available for a Birmingham win is unlikely to attract much interest from punters with the value on offer questionable.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Wigan vs Birmingham

Wigan

Wigan don't seem to be a million miles away but they just can't get consistent wins on the board with their last back to back victories coming back in September. Goalscoring is their big problem but they don't have much choice in terms of changing personnel to transform that. Instead, they'll look to be sound at the back and hope for a moment of class from the likes of Will Keane and co.

Predicted lineup – Amos, Whatmough, Nyambe, Hughes, McClean, Tiehi, Power, Darikwa, Lang, Keane, Fletcher

Birmingham

Birmingham have been in a dreadful run since beating their city rivals, West Brom, back in early February. Like Wigan, their main issues sit in the forward areas with goals seemingly hard to come by recently. Their injury list is somewhat longer than their hosts though, which gives them more of an excuse. The Blues are currently without eight first teamers including veteran forward Troy Deeney.

Predicted lineup – Ruddy, Colin, Dean, Long, Emmanuel, Chong, Gardner, Mejbri, Hall, Hogan, Jutkiewicz

Wigan vs Birmingham Line ups

Wigan

Wigan
32
Charlie Hughes
gb
30
Thelo Aasgaard
no
24
Omar Rekik
tn
22
Christ Tiehi
ci
25
Danel Sinani
lu
2
Ryan Nyambe
na
23
Ashley Fletcher
gb
5
Jack Whatmough
gb
8
Max Power
gb
12
Ben Amos
gb
11
James McClean
ie
Substitutes
1
Jamie Jones
gb
3
Tom Pearce
gb
10
Will Keane
ie
28
Josh Magennis
gb
29
Steven Caulker
sl
4
Tom Naylor
gb
27
Tendayi Darikwa
zw

Birmingham

Birmingham
11
Jordan Graham
gb
42
Alfie Chang
gb
10
Lukas Jutkiewicz
gb
9
Scott Hogan
ie
26
Kevin Long
ie
18
Tahith Chong
cw
5
Auston Trusty
us
21
John Ruddy
gb
7
Juninho Bacuna
cw
12
Harlee Dean
gb
2
Maxime Colin
fr
Substitutes
17
Reda Khadra
de
6
Hannibal Mejbri
tn
1
Neil Etheridge
ph
19
Jordan James
gb
35
George Hall
gb
23
Emmanuel Longelo
gb
4
Marc Roberts
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

We've touched on both these sides lacking goal threat and that's why we see a striker holding the power in this game; we're picking Wigan's Ashley Fletcher as the potential star of this show. He's not been a prolific scorer in recent years but he's got a lot of good qualities and has recently opened his Wigan account.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

46 31 4 11 48 97
2 Ipswich

Ipswich

46 28 12 6 35 96
3 Leeds

Leeds

46 27 9 10 38 90
4 Southampton

Southampton

46 26 9 11 24 87
5 West Brom

West Brom

46 21 12 13 23 75
6 Norwich

Norwich

46 21 10 15 15 73
7 Hull

Hull

46 19 13 14 8 70
8 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

46 20 9 17 9 69
9 Coventry

Coventry

46 17 13 16 11 64
10 Preston

Preston

46 18 9 19 -11 63
11 Bristol City

Bristol City

46 17 11 18 2 62
12 Cardiff

Cardiff

46 19 5 22 -17 62
13 Millwall

Millwall

46 16 11 19 -10 59
14 Swansea

Swansea

46 15 12 19 -6 57
15 Watford

Watford

46 13 17 16 0 56
16 Sunderland

Sunderland

46 16 8 22 -2 56
17 Stoke

Stoke

46 15 11 20 -11 56
18 QPR

QPR

46 15 11 20 -11 56
19 Blackburn

Blackburn

46 14 11 21 -14 53
20 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

46 15 8 23 -24 53
21 Plymouth

Plymouth

46 13 12 21 -11 51
22 Birmingham

Birmingham

46 13 11 22 -15 50
23 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

46 9 18 19 -29 45
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

46 5 12 29 -52 27

A quickfire FAQ on Wigan – Birmingham

Wigan vs Birmingham prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – The DW Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Wigan 
  • What time does the match kick off?  15:00 GMT

Ash is an experienced sports writer who has an extensive background in data analytics. Here, he combines those skills to provide you, the reader, with engaging and well researched content. Oh, and Ash is an Ipswich Town fan!