Preston North End vs. Wigan Athletic - Championship Preview, Prediction, and Betting Odds
- Feb 25, 2023, 6:23:09 AM
Preston North End will be hosting Wigan Athletic in the Championship on Saturday, in a match that could have a significant impact on the relegation battle. Both teams have shown improvements in recent weeks, but they will be eager to secure a win to boost their chances of staying in the league.
Preston North End
Preston North End has not won a match in their last four outings, but they have drawn two of their most recent fixtures against Luton Town and Hull City. The Lilywhites are currently in 14th place in the Championship table, but they are eight points off the playoff places. Preston's home form has been below average this season, and they have only managed to collect 14 points from 16 games at Deepdale.
Wigan Athletic has been showing signs of improvement since the arrival of club legend Shaun Maloney earlier this month. The Latics are unbeaten in their last four games in the Championship, with six points from a possible 12. However, they are still at the bottom of the table, but just four points away from safety with a game in hand on some of their relegation rivals. Wigan will be looking to build on their recent performances and secure a crucial win to climb out of the relegation zone.
According to the latest betting odds, Preston North End is the favourite to win this game, with odds of 1.72 to secure all three points. Wigan Athletic has odds of 5.50 to win, while the draw has odds of 3.75. The odds suggest that this game could be a closely contested affair, with neither team a clear favourite to win.
Public Betting Data
The public betting data also indicates a closely contested game, with 54% of bets placed on a Preston North End win, while 23% of bets are on a Wigan Athletic win. The remaining 23% of bets are on a draw. This data shows that the majority of bettors are backing Preston to win, but there is also significant support for a Wigan victory.
This match could go either way, but we believe that Wigan Athletic will secure a crucial win to lift themselves off the bottom of the Championship table. The Latics have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, and their recent unbeaten run could give them the momentum they need to secure all three points. Preston's poor home form could also be a factor in the result, and Wigan could take advantage of this to secure a vital win.
Pick: Wigan Athletic (+1.5)