Wigan Athletic’s squad successfully got over the disappointment of being relegated previous season, as now they focus clearly on League One and are looking to win as many games as possible. They feel they have a good chance of winning the division and should win many games comfortably, especially as they have one of the best squads in the league and their forwards are especially strong. They have quality throughout the team and will be expecting to challenge for the very highest positions in the division.
Wigan’s League One results so far (5 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat)
|5.8.2017||Milton Keynes Dons - Wigan||0-1|
|13.8.2017||Wigan - Bury||4-1|
|19.8.2017||Oldham - Wigan||0-2|
|26.8.2017||Wigan - Portsmouth||1-1|
|9.9.2017||Shrewsbury - Wigan||1-0|
|12.9.2017||Charlton - Wigan||0-3|
|16.9.2017||Wigan - Bristol Rovers||3-0|
One or two teams may have more balanced teams and there is a possibility that Wigan Athletic will struggle to grind out victories and will instead look to blow teams away with their attacking quality which is not always feasible. Promotion is a realistic target and they should expect to finish between 1st and 5th. The team have an attacking approach, they have one of the best squads in the league and the motivation is high to finish at the very top of the table. They will look to go on and score further goals once in the lead with their strikers hungry to build up significant goal tallies. They are talented across the pitch with Power a key player in midfield and Burn a strong defender. They have successfully slimmed the squad down which will increase focus and have some of the best individuals in the league.
They have one of the strongest offensive lines in the league which could see them blow teams away at times. Grigg has successfully got over his injury and is already on the scoresheet, while Bogle is a powerful and skillful player. They will likely create a formidable pairing which will be very difficult for opponents to stop scoring. Powell also gives them an excellent rotation option. They will score frequent goals and will be one of the main keys to Wigan’s success. We recommend a bet on Wigan to be promoted to the Championship.
Prediction: Wigan Athletic to be promoted
Odds: 1.83 Bet365, 1.65 Betfair Exchange