Middlesbrough vs Wigan Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 26/12/2022

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Middlesbrough - Wigan

England Championship - Riverside

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

Middlesbrough welcome Wigan to the Riverside Stadium for a Championship contest on Monday, December 26th. Boro are favourites to prevail against relegation candidates Wigan on Boxing Day. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Betting Tips for Middlesbrough vs Wigan

Wigan have claimed just two points from the last 18 on offer on the road as they prepare to visit an improving Middlesbrough outfit on Boxing Day. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Middlesbrough to Win

The Michael Carrick revolution hit a road bump at the weekend when Middlesbrough lost 3-1 at Championship leaders Burnley, though Boro should be able to bounce back at the first time of asking when they host struggling Wigan at the Riverside Stadium on Boxing Day. Wigan are second from bottom in the table and having lost six of their last eight away assignments, the Latics are well worth opposing here at decent prices.

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Over 1.5 Middlesbrough Goals

Unsurprisingly given their league position, Wigan’s defensive record this term makes for grim reading and only Hull have shipped more goals than the Latics in the Championship since the summer. Wigan’s defence was breached twice in five of their last six away games and their backline could be parted again by an improving Middlesbrough side on Monday. Boro scored at least twice in four out of five fixtures before last weekend’s loss a Burnley and they are generously priced to notch over 1.5 times again here.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Middlesbrough vs Wigan

Check out our list of the best stats for Monday’s game below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

19/10/22

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

4

11/02/20

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

2

20/08/19

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Wigan

Wigan

1

0

02/03/19

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

0

10/11/18

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Wigan

Wigan

2

0

Last Five - Middlesbrough

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

D

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

2

D

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

2

W

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

2

W

29/03/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

D

Last Five - Wigan

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

01/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Wigan

Wigan

3

1

L

29/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Burton Albion

Burton Albion

Wigan

Wigan

1

1

D

Middlesbrough vs Wigan Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Monday’s Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Wigan below.

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough will be without a couple of defenders on Monday. Matt Clarke has a back injury, while Marc Bola has a knee complaint and both players are expected to be sidelined until late January. Boro's loss a Burnley last weekend ended a five-game unbeaten run.

Predicted Lineup for Middlesbrough: Steffen – Smith, Fry, Lenihan, Giles – Howson, Hackney, Jones, Akpom, McGree – Forss

Wigan

Like their hosts, Wigan have a couple of absentees at the back to contend with. Jason Kerr is a long-term worry with an ACL injury, while Tom Pearce has an ankle issue which will keep him out of contention until the New Year. Wigan were beaten 2-1 at home by Sheffield United on Monday.

Predicted Lineup for Wigan: Jones – Darkiwa, Whatmough, Tilt, Bennett – Power, Naylor, Lang, Keane, McClean – Broadhead

Player to Watch – Chuba Akpom

Attacker Chub Akpom missed a spot kick for Middlesbrough in their defeat at Burnley last weekend, though the 27-year-old has generally been a player reborn since Michael Carrick took the reins at the Riverside Stadium. Akpom has scored six times in his last nine appearances in the Championship and he will be doubly determined to get in on the act against Wigan following his penalty miss a week ago.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough
16
Jonny Howson
gb
18
Duncan Watmore
gb
14
Tommy Smith
gb
1
Zack Steffen
us
6
Dael Fry
gb
3
Ryan Giles
gb
21
Marcus Forss
fi
30
Hayden Hackney
gb
2
Isaiah Jones
gb
29
Chuba Akpom
gb
26
Darragh Lenihan
ie
Substitutes
8
Riley McGree
au
27
Marc Bola
gb
23
Liam Roberts
gb
13
Matthew Hoppe
us
17
Paddy McNair
gb
25
Matt Crooks
gb
4
Alex Mowatt
gb

Wigan

Wigan
2
Ryan Nyambe
na
16
Curtis Tilt
gb
19
Callum Lang
gb
11
James McClean
ie
1
Jamie Jones
gb
30
Thelo Aasgaard
no
6
Jordan Cousins
gb
20
Nathan Broadhead
gb
8
Max Power
gb
10
Will Keane
ie
32
Charlie Hughes
gb
Substitutes
21
Joe Bennett
gb
23
Ashley Fletcher
gb
18
Graeme Shinnie
gb
14
Anthony Scully
ie
27
Tendayi Darikwa
zw
4
Tom Naylor
gb
12
Ben Amos
gb

Championship Standings

Middlesbrough vs Wigan Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Middlesbrough vs Wigan prediction

Who are the current Championship leaders?

Burnley currently sit top of the pile in the Championship.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 15:00 BST.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Monday’s contest.


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