Match: Wigan Athletic – Birmingham City Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Start time: 19:45 UK
Wigan will play against Birmingham on Tuesday in a match of the third round of Championship.
Newly promoted Wigan is on 10th position after first two rounds. They started the season with a loss against Bristol City 1:2 as away, but in next game won at home against Blackburn with 3:0. Will Grigg have a two goals this season and showed his great form after Euro 2016.
Jake Buxton is suspended for the upcoming game after the red card, who he received in the match against Oldham Athletic (1:2) in 1st Round of the League Cup. So, Shaun MacDonald could make his debut for Wigan.
Birmingham started well this season, having made 0:0 against Cardiff in their opening game, then won three points in their visit to Leeds. Between these two games, they lost from Oxford United in the League Cup. The visitors parted with a lot of players in the summer, but at the same time attracted ten new players, so we are waiting for their new look. Gary Rowett will try to return the glory of the team from years ago when they were part of the Premier League. To do this the team needs a good result at “DW Stadium”.
In the last game between the two teams “DW Stadium”, Wigan won categorical 4:0. It was during the 2014/15 season when The Latics relegated to League One. Birmingham has only one victory in six away games in this stadium, so it will be difficult to win three points. I expect to be an attractive match, as we are early in the season and both teams have nothing to lose.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 5/6 (1.83) with Bet365