Walsall vs Wigan Athletic – League One.
The Banks’s Stadium, Walsall – 20 February, 15:00.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Derby match of League One Week 33 will be played on Saturday between Walsall and Wigan Athletic. Both teams have probably secured themselves spot in the playoffs this season, but they are not far from direct promotion to Championship either. Walsall is only one point away from 2nd place, while Wigan misses two, so potential winner in this game could take over that position if Gillingham fails to beat Oldham Athletic. Hosts are not looking good prior to this match, especially on their The Banks’s Stadium where they have been really struggling to claim victories. It is interesting to mention that both home and away victories are at currently same odds 17/10, while draw is backed up with 12/5. I hope we are going to see real derby match, unlike the last one played between them on October. That game where Wigan were hosts ended in very boring, goalless draw.
If we take a look at recent form of Walsall, it is more than obvious that their recent results are very inconsistent. They have suffered two very unexpected and high losses as hosts to Rochdale and Millwall recently ( both games lost 3 – 0 ), which definitely has influence on their self – confidence and team chemistry. Even their attacking duo, considered to be one of the best in the league, T.Bradshaw and M.Lalkovich are having troubles recently to score. So far these two players have scored total of 18 goals.
Streak of 10 matches without a loss ( 6 victories, 4 draws ) brought Wigan Athletic from bottom part of the table to 4th position. As already mentioned, they are now only one victory away from claiming Championship ticket. They have also been deadly as visitors, grabbing 11 out of possible 15 points from last 5 matches.
Walsall vs Wigan Betting Tips:
Draw 12/5 – Get best odds here.
Both teams to score 4/5 – Get best odds here.
Bradshaw to score anytime 11/8 – Get best odds here.