Watford vs Wigan prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 18/03/2023

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Watford - Wigan

England Championship - Vicarage Road

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

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Watford vs Wigan with the game due to take place on 18th March.

Watford vs Wigan prediction and top betting tips

Watford bagged their first win since changing manager last time out. Can they follow that up again here? Find out with our Watford vs Wigan match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Watford vs Wigan Prediction 1: Watford to win

We kick off our predictions here by backing Watford to beat Wigan. Wigan are struggling in the Championship as they sit eight points from safety having played a game more than fourth bottom Cardiff whilst, notably, they've only won one of their last 10 games. Watford aren't exactly flying either with just two wins in 10 but they've just recorded a first win under Chris Wilder and it came in a big way as they hit Birmingham 3-0. Given they hold home advantage, have renewed confidence and that they've beaten Wigan the last three times they've faced off we think the odds on offer for a home win represent decent value.

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Watford vs Wigan Prediction 2: Both teams will not score

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the both teams to score market and we are betting on the ‘no' outcome. Watford have seen at least one side fail to score in each of their last four games. Wigan meanwhile have seen two of their last three games end with at least one side blanking in front of goal. Three of the last five head to head matches have seen someone fail to hit the net too.

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

Head to Head

29/10/22

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Watford

Watford

0

1

17/03/15

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Watford

Watford

0

2

13/12/14

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Wigan

Wigan

2

1

Last Five - Watford

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Watford

Watford

0

1

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Watford

Watford

4

2

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Watford

Watford

2

1

L

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Watford

Watford

3

0

L

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Watford

Watford

1

0

L

Last Five - Wigan

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

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Exeter

Exeter

Wigan

Wigan

2

1

L

03/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Wigan

Wigan

2

3

W

27/01/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Wigan

Wigan

3

2

L

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

Watford odds: 7/9 (1.78) – 56%

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 29%

Wigan odds: 15/4 (4.75) – 21%

Watford come into this game as the bookmaker's odds on favourites for a win and, despite patchy form, that is hard to argue with hence we've backed the Hornets to win in our above predictions. A more cautious bettor could look to opt for the double chance market and cover the home and draw options but those odds don't exactly whet our appetite.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Watford vs Wigan

Watford

It's been a long time coming but Watford finally produced a performance in midweek. Chris Wilder will be delighted with that too because to describe the Hornets' absentee list as painful would be an understatement. They've got eight players ruled out through injury including the likes of Tom Cleverley and Tom Dele-Bashiru whilst Hamza Choudhury is suspended. With all that considered, an unchanged lineup is likely for this match.

Predicted lineup – Bachmann, Porteous, Cathcart, Hoedt, Ngakia, Sema, Louza, Bacuna, Kone, Pedro, Davis

Wigan

Wigan earned a credible draw in the week against Coventry and with just two players – Martin Kelly and Jason Kerr – out injured, things are looking good from a squad perspective for the Latics. The big question mark ahead of this game is whether or not they opt for any rotation in the side and, if so, where that occurs. We believe Ashley Fletcher could drop out of the XI with Charlie Wyke, who is recently back to fitness, coming in for a start.

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

Watford vs Wigan Line ups

Watford

Watford
44
Wesley Hoedt
nl
12
Ken Sema
se
7
Keinan Davis
gb
22
Ryan Porteous
gb
25
Leandro Bacuna
cw
6
Imran Louza
ma
10
Joao Pedro
br
2
Jeremy Ngakia
gb
11
Ismael Kone
ca
15
Craig Cathcart
gb
1
Daniel Bachmann
at
Substitutes
21
Henrique Araujo
pt
18
Yaser Asprilla
co
42
James William Morris
gb
26
Ben Hamer
gb
34
Britt Assombalonga
cd
3
Mario Gaspar
es
27
Christian Kabasele
be

Wigan

Wigan
32
Charlie Hughes
gb
11
James McClean
ie
12
Ben Amos
gb
29
Steven Caulker
sl
22
Christ Tiehi
ci
25
Danel Sinani
lu
10
Will Keane
ie
4
Tom Naylor
gb
8
Max Power
gb
27
Tendayi Darikwa
zw
2
Ryan Nyambe
na
Substitutes
1
Jamie Jones
gb
30
Thelo Aasgaard
no
19
Callum Lang
gb
28
Josh Magennis
gb
24
Omar Rekik
tn
3
Tom Pearce
gb
9
Charlie Wyke
gb

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

Player to watch

There was talk ahead of the last match that Keinan Davis might be dropped from the Watford side but he repaid his manager's faith with a strong display capped off with a goal against Birmingham in midweek. That strike was Davis' fifth of the season but also his first of 2023. With confidence such an important part of a strikers game, we could see Davis playing with an extra spring in his step here.

Take a look at the latest standings

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

Leicester

33 25 3 5 43 78
2 Leeds

Leeds

33 21 6 6 35 69
3 Ipswich

Ipswich

33 20 9 4 21 69
4 Southampton

Southampton

33 20 7 6 24 67
5 West Brom

West Brom

33 16 7 10 17 55
6 Hull

Hull

33 16 6 11 7 54
7 Coventry

Coventry

33 13 12 8 14 51
8 Norwich

Norwich

33 15 6 12 8 51
9 Preston

Preston

33 14 7 12 -8 49
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

33 14 5 14 8 47
11 Watford

Watford

33 11 11 11 4 44
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

33 12 8 13 1 44
13 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

32 13 5 14 0 44
14 Cardiff

Cardiff

33 12 5 16 -10 41
15 Birmingham

Birmingham

32 10 8 14 -11 38
16 Blackburn

Blackburn

33 11 5 17 -12 38
17

Plymouth

33 9 10 14 -6 37
18 Swansea

Swansea

33 9 9 15 -13 36
19 Stoke

Stoke

33 9 8 16 -16 35
20 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

33 7 13 13 -16 34
21 Millwall

Millwall

33 8 9 16 -15 33
22 QPR

QPR

33 8 8 17 -14 32
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

33 8 5 20 -26 29
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

33 3 10 20 -35 19

A quickfire FAQ on Watford – Wigan

Watford vs Wigan prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Vicarage Road
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Watford
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM GMT

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