Preston vs Wigan prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 25/02/2023

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Preston - Wigan

England Championship - Deepdale

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

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Preston vs Wigan with the game due to take place on 25th February.

Preston vs Wigan prediction and top betting tips

Both of these teams have been in simply horrid form of late but, that being said, both sides will also think they can break that run here as they face another out of sorts side. Who will come out on top? Find out with our Preston vs Wigan match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Preston vs Wigan Prediction 1: Draw

We kick off our predictions for this game by backing a draw. As we've touched on already, neither of these teams are in very good form and, quite frankly, we just can't see either finding a way to win. Preston have not won in five games having lost three and drawn two, with the two draws coming in each of their last two games. Wigan meanwhile have only won one of their last 10 matches but have drawn five in that spell including, like their hosts, each of their last two matches. The head to head record supports a draw prediction as well. Of the last five meetings, both sides boast two wins apiece with the latest meeting ending in a draw.

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Preston vs Wigan Prediction 2: Both teams will not score

The next prediction we bring you for this game backs at least one team to fail to score. Preston have seen three of their last five games end with at least on side fluffing their lines in front of goal; they've notably failed to score in each of those three games whilst keeping one clean sheet. Wigan meanwhile have a very similar profile in that regards; four of their last five games have ended with at least one side blanking. Wigan have kept three clean sheets in that period but goals aren't exactly flowing for them either; they've also failed to score in three of their last five. Again, the head to head record is another strong reference for this bet; three of the last five meetings have ended with someone failing to score whilst the last clash finished goalless.

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

Head to Head

30/07/22

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Preston

Preston

0

0

30/07/21

UK Friendlies UK

Wigan

Wigan

Preston

Preston

3

2

08/02/20

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Preston

Preston

1

2

10/08/19

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Wigan

Wigan

3

0

22/04/19

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Preston

Preston

2

0

Last Five - Preston

17/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Bamber Bridge

Bamber Bridge

Preston

Preston

0

3

W

16/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Southport

Southport

Preston

Preston

2

1

L

12/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Preston

Preston

1

0

L

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Preston

Preston

3

0

L

29/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Preston

Preston

3

0

L

Last Five - Wigan

20/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

AFC Fylde

AFC Fylde

Wigan

Wigan

0

4

W

19/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Chorley

Chorley

Wigan

Wigan

0

0

D

13/07/24

Club Friendly List Club

Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley

Wigan

Wigan

1

4

W

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

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

Preston odds: 9/7 (2.29) – 44%

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31%

Wigan odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 31%

Preston might arrive in this game as the bookies favourites but they're not odds on, which shows that the bookmakers are far from convinced about their capability of getting the job done with their recent form being shoddy at best. The total goals market is somewhat of a different case though; the bookies have this game heavily odds on for an under 2.5 goals bet.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Preston vs Wigan

Preston

Preston aren't blessed with a huge squad and therefore making mass changes to their lineup isn't likely. That said, with goals somewhat lacking lately, they could make a switch up top with Troy Parrott the best placed to step into the XI. As for availability, Ched Evans is suspended whilst Andrew Hughes and Emil Riis are both out injured.

Predicted lineup – Woodman, Hughes, Cunningham, Storey, Fernandez, Potts, Ledson, Woodburn, Browne, Delap, Parrott

Wigan

Wigan have been getting close with no cigar in recent weeks in terms of results and, like for Preston, getting goals has been the major problem. For this game though, keeping them out could be problematic too with Jack Whatmough out injured; he's been a key player for the Latics this season. Steven Caulker will come in for him whilst decisions are needed up top too.

Predicted lineup – Amos, Hughes, Caulker, Nyambe, Darikwa, Power, Tiehi, McClean, Lang, Keane, Wyke

Preston vs Wigan Line ups

Preston

Preston
10
Daniel Johnson
jm
8
Alan Browne
ie
44
Brad Potts
gb
15
Troy Parrott
ie
1
Freddie Woodman
gb
3
Gregory Cunningham
ie
6
Liam Lindsay
gb
18
Ryan Ledson
gb
28
Thomas Cannon
ie
2
Alvaro Fernandez Carreras
es
23
Bambo Diaby Diaby
es
Substitutes
17
Josh Onomah
gb
14
Jordan Storey
gb
20
Ben Woodburn
gb
5
Patrick Bauer
de
11
Robbie Brady
ie
7
Liam Delap
gb
25
David Cornell
gb

Wigan

Wigan
19
Callum Lang
gb
22
Christ Tiehi
ci
2
Ryan Nyambe
na
32
Charlie Hughes
gb
23
Ashley Fletcher
gb
11
James McClean
ie
5
Jack Whatmough
gb
12
Ben Amos
gb
27
Tendayi Darikwa
zw
8
Max Power
gb
10
Will Keane
ie
Substitutes
30
Thelo Aasgaard
no
29
Steven Caulker
sl
3
Tom Pearce
gb
16
Curtis Tilt
gb
4
Tom Naylor
gb
25
Danel Sinani
lu
1
Jamie Jones
gb

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

Player to watch

Goals will be few and far between in this match and, as such, our player to watch has to be a striker but who? We're opting for Will Keane. The Wigan man has been in a dry spell but boasts 10 goals to his name so far this season. His goalscoring touch could return at any point and, even if it doesn't, he's a clever forward with great linkup play. He could still have a big say on this game.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship 24/25
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Blackburn

Blackburn

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Bristol City

Bristol City

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Burnley

Burnley

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Cardiff

Cardiff

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Coventry

Coventry

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Derby

Derby

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Hull

Hull

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Leeds

Leeds

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Luton

Luton

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Millwall

Millwall

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Norwich

Norwich

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Plymouth

Plymouth

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Portsmouth

Portsmouth

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Preston

Preston

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 QPR

QPR

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Stoke

Stoke

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Sunderland

Sunderland

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Swansea

Swansea

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Watford

Watford

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 West Brom

West Brom

0 0 0 0 0 0

A quickfire FAQ on Preston – Wigan

Preston vs Wigan prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Deepdale
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Preston
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM 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!