Competition: League One
Market: Wigan Athletic win
Odds: 13/10 @ 888sport
Smelling the chance to lay down another marker at the DW Stadium, Wigan will host Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Wigan might have seen their EFL Cup run come to an end at the hands of Sunderland earlier in the month, the Latics have gained a host of plaudits so far this season. With their sights firmly set on securing an immediate Championship return this campaign, the Lancashire-based outfit have really found their feet under Head Coach Leam Richardson. Storming their way to the top of the League One table, Wigan also find themselves enjoying what has been a real third-tier purple patch. Last seen over the weekend picking up a deserved 2-0 victory against Charlton on home soil, they have remarkably won each of their last five straight League One contests. Gaining a reputation for their clinical displays in the final third, Richardson’s side should be smelling the chance to lay down a marker here.
As for the visitors, while Sheffield Wednesday might have also lost their Championship status earlier in the year, they have really failed to find much stability this time around. Already sat in the middle of the standings, Head Coach Darren Moore does find the pressure starting to mount on his shoulders. Now having to settle for back-to-back 1-1 draws against Shrewsbury and Ipswich over the past week, the Owls have managed to win just one of their last five matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to August 21st. With that run highlighted by a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Plymouth a fortnight ago, Moore will know that his side faces another stern test on the road in midweek. With Wigan landing a 2-1 win the last time Tuesday’s opponents faced off, we’re backing a similar home win here.
Bet: Wigan Athletic 13/10 to beat Sheffield Wednesday in Tuesday’s League One contest @ 888sport