ᐉWigan vs Preston Prediction

Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic

0 : 0

Preston North End

Preston North End

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  • Date: 30/07/2022
  • Competition:
  • KO: 16:00
  • Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan)

The Championship kicks off on Saturday as League One champions Wigan makes their return to the division by welcoming Preston to the DW Stadium.

Following a two-year absence, Wigan will be confident of making a winning return to the Championship against a Preston side that finished 13th in the division last season.

Wigan vs Preston Betting Tips: Wigan to win

Of course, it´s tough to make too many solid predictions in this, the opening weekend of the domestic season and the bookies agree with Wigan narrow 2.45 odds against favourites. Preston are available at 3.3 odds at the time of writing.

Both sides have enjoyed decent pre-season form, with Wigan winning 4 and drawing 1 while Preston have won 3 and lost 2, although their opposition has arguably been of a higher quality.

Preston won 2:1 when these sides last met at this venue in the Championship back in 2019, but the visitors finished last season in poor form on the road, losing 3 and winning just 1 of their last 6 away matches.

Ultimately, at this early stage, Wigan should have the confidence of champions, and we expect the hosts to have the edge in what will likely prove a closely contested fixture at the DW.

Wigan offers plenty of value at 2.45 odds against to claim the victory, while the over 2.5 goal pick looks quite appealing at 2.25 odds, with 6 of the last 9 meetings between these sides seeing that outcome.

Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Wigan Athletic

    0 : 0

    Preston North End

    Championship

  2. Wigan Athletic

    3 : 2

    Preston North End

    Club Friendlies 1

  3. Wigan Athletic

    1 : 2

    Preston North End

    Championship

  4. Preston North End

    3 : 0

    Wigan Athletic

    Championship

  5. Wigan Athletic

    2 : 0

    Preston North End

    Championship

Wigan Athletic

Wigan Team News

Head Coach Lee Richardson is likely to stick with the same 3-1-4-2 system that brought the club the League 1 title last season.

Ryan Nyambe is expected to slot into the Wigan defence following his arrival from Blackburn. 

Last matches of Wigan Athletic

  1. Wigan Athletic

    1 : 1

    Bristol City

    Championship

  2. Fleetwood

    1 : 0

    Wigan Athletic

    Carabao Cup

  3. Norwich City

    1 : 1

    Wigan Athletic

    Championship

  4. Wigan Athletic

    0 : 0

    Preston North End

    Championship

  5. Wigan Athletic

    4 : 1

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Club Friendlies 3

Wigan Athletic lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Ben Amos

Defenders

  • 27

    Tendayi Darikwa

  • 5

    Jack Whatmough

  • 16

    Curtis Tilt

  • 21

    Joe Bennett

Midfielders

  • 8

    Max Power

  • 4

    Tom Naylor

  • 19

    Callum Lang

  • 10

    Will Keane

  • 11

    James McClean

Forwards

  • 28

    Josh Magennis

Preston North End

Preston Team News

Preston have added Premier League quality to their squad with the signings of Troy Parrott, Ben Woodburn, Robbie Brady and Freddie Woodman.

Last matches of Preston North End

  1. Luton Town F.C.

    0 : 1

    Preston North End

    Championship

  2. Huddersfield Town

    1 : 4

    Preston North End

    Carabao Cup

  3. Preston North End

    0 : 0

    Hull City

    Championship

  4. Wigan Athletic

    0 : 0

    Preston North End

    Championship

  5. Preston North End

    1 : 2

    Leicester City

    Club Friendlies 3

Preston North End lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Freddie Woodman

Defenders

  • 14

    Jordan Storey

  • 6

    Liam Lindsay

  • 16

    Andrew Hughes

Midfielders

  • 4

    Benjamin Whiteman

  • 44

    Brad Potts

  • 8

    Alan Browne

  • 10

    Daniel Johnson

  • 11

    Robbie Brady

Forwards

  • 19

    Emil Riis

  • 15

    Troy Parrott

Key Facts Wigan vs Preston

  • Preston have lost 3 of their last 4 away Championship matches
  • Wigan have won 4 and drawn 1 of their 5 pre-season friendlies
  • Wigan won 3:2 when these sides last met at the DW in a friendly last summer

Main prediction Wigan Athletic - Preston North End

Wigan Athletic to win

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winrate

58% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Wigan vs Preston - FAQ

? Wigan Player to Watch
Ryan Nyambe The 24-year-old Namibian has joined Wigan on a free transfer from Blackburn.
? Preston Player to Watch
Troy Parrott - The 20-year-old Irish forward has joined the club on a loan deal from Premier League Tottenham.
? Where to watch?
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