Wigan vs Sunderland Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 29/12/2022

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29/12/22 - 19:45

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Sunderland

Wigan - Sunderland

England Championship - DW Stadium

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

Wigan and Sunderland meet at The DW Stadium to contest a Championship bout on Thursday, December 29th. Can Sunderland extract three points from their visit to relegation-threatened Wigan? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Betting Tips for Wigan vs Sunderland

Sunderland have their eyes on the playoff positions as they head to the north west to take on Wigan in the Championship on Thursday. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Sunderland to Win

Sunderland recorded a statement 2-1 win over fellow playoff chasers Blackburn on Boxing Day and the Black Cats look ready to launch a genuine promotion push in the back end of the season. With their tails up, Sunderland should really deliver the goods again when they take on second bottom Wigan on Thursday, especially after the latter’s 4-1 reverse a Middlesbrough on Monday. The wind is with Sunderland here and they are priced generously to prevail at the DW Stadium.

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Amad Diallo to Score Anytime

Amad Diallo dazzled once again in Sunderland’s win over Blackburn on Monday and though he didn’t find the net himself, his skilful display sparked a huge reaction online. The Ivorian loanee’s record of four goals in his last seven Championship run outs is still an impressive return however, and Diallo should be central to all of the positive play produced by Sunderland again on Thursday. The 20-year-old is a very backable option in the anytime scorer’s market against Wigan.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Wigan vs Sunderland

View our collection of the best stats for Thursday’s match below alongside a tool to help you choose the juiciest odds.

Head to Head

15/10/22

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Wigan

Wigan

2

1

26/02/22

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

3

21/09/21

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Wigan

Wigan

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

2

07/08/21

England League 1 League 1

Sunderland

Sunderland

Wigan

Wigan

2

1

13/04/21

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

1

Last Five - Wigan

02/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Wigan

Wigan

4

2

L

27/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Wigan

Wigan

0

1

W

23/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Wigan

Wigan

1

1

D

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Wigan

Wigan

0

1

W

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Wigan

Wigan

4

2

L

Last Five - Sunderland

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

L

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

1

L

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

3

W

Wigan vs Sunderland Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Thursday’s Championship skirmish between Wigan and Sunderland below.

Wigan

Defenders Jason Kerr and Tom Pearce are both absent for Wigan, while midfielder Jack Whatmough is still inching his way back from a hamstring complaint. Wigan are still in second-last place in the standings following their 4-1 reverse at Middlesbrough last time out.

Predicted Lineup for Wigan: Jones – Nymbe, Hughes, Tilt, McClean – Power, Cousins, Lang, Keane, Aasgaard – Broadhead

Sunderland

Alex Pritchard, Danny Batth and Elliot Embleton are all listed as injured for Sunderland at present. The Black Cats scored a big win over playoff rivals Blackburn (2-1) last time out and Sunderland have genuine designs on promotion for the second year running in 2023.

Predicted Lineup for Sunderland: Patterson – Gooch, Ballard, O'Nien, Cirkin – Evans, Neil, Roberts, Diallo, Clarke – Stewart

Player to Watch – Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke made the decision to move down to the Championship in the summer when he joined Sunderland on a permanent deal from Tottenham and the exciting winger’s choice seems to have been vindicated. Clarke has already chipped in with ten goal contributions since August and he has the skills to trouble the Wigan defence on Thursday.

Starting Lineups

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

Wigan

Wigan
1
Jamie Jones
gb
30
Thelo Aasgaard
no
19
Callum Lang
gb
16
Curtis Tilt
gb
32
Charlie Hughes
gb
23
Ashley Fletcher
gb
4
Tom Naylor
gb
27
Tendayi Darikwa
zw
8
Max Power
gb
11
James McClean
ie
10
Will Keane
ie
Substitutes
12
Ben Amos
gb
21
Joe Bennett
gb
18
Graeme Shinnie
gb
20
Nathan Broadhead
gb
2
Ryan Nyambe
na
6
Jordan Cousins
gb
7
Gwion Edwards
gb

Sunderland

Sunderland
1
Anthony Patterson
gb
16
Amad Diallo
ci
25
Edouard Michut
fr
17
Abdoullah Ba
fr
9
Ellis Reco Simms
gb
24
Dan Neill
gb
32
Trai Hume
gb
20
Jack Clarke
gb
13
Luke O'Nien
gb
5
Daniel Ballard
gb
26
Bailey Wright
au
Substitutes
14
Ross Stewart
gb
7
Leon Dajaku
de
21
Alex Pritchard
gb
10
Patrick Roberts
gb
12
Alex Bass
gb
19
Jewison Bennette
cr
27
Jay Matete
gb

Championship Standings

Wigan vs Sunderland Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Wigan vs Sunderland prediction

Is this fixture being shown live on TV?

Viewers in the UK can watch Wigan vs Sunderland live on TV via the red button on Sky Sports.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 19:45 BST.

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Sunderland beat Wigan 2-1 when the teams last met back in October.


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