Hoping to claim the top spot of the Sky Bet Championship once again, Newcastle United takes on lowly ranked side Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Wednesday.
Newcastle United is just two points adrift of the league leader Brighton and Hove Albion, who currently tops the standings with 45 points.
With 43 points credited to them, and a game in hand, a win against Wigan will pave their way to top of the league table once again.
Wigan Athletic, in the 24th place, is lingering around the wrong end of the table with mere 18 points. A victory over Newcastle United on Wednesday is sure to take the Latics out of the relegation zone.
Team News: Wigan
Injury concerns for Wigan are quite big as several of the first team players have been sidelined ahead of the clash against Newcastle United.
The likes of Alex Gilbey, Reece James, and Adam Bogdan are all ruled out of the match due to injuries.
Reece Burke was substituted at the half-time during Saturday’s defeat 1-0 vs. Aston Villa due to a hip injury. He is currently nursing his injury, and will not be available for this match.
Defender Nathan Bryne, who missed the last match against Aston Villa due to an injury, could be available for this game.
Wigan: Predicted Line-up (4-1-4-1)
Jaaskelainen – Byrne, Buxton, Morgan, Warnock – MacDonald – Perkins, Power, Gomez, Jacobs – Wildschut
Team News: Newcastle
Both Massadio Haidara and Daryl Murphy are certain to miss the match due to injury concerns. Furthermore, youngster Ronaldo Aarons is ruled out due to a foot injury.
Local lad Jack Colback might make a comeback in the Newcastle’s starting lineup after recovering from an eye injury. Striker Momo Diame is set for reunion with his old club Wigan in tonight’s game.
Newcastle: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Darlow – Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Lazaar – Colback, Shelvey – Ritchie, Diame, Gouffran – Gayle
Wigan Athletic vs. Newcastle United: Head-to-Head
Total games: 17
Wigan wins: 7
Newcastle wins: 7
Wigan vs. Newcastle: TV Schedule and Channel
The match will be live on Skysports 1, Skysports HD 1, and Now TV. The kick-off is scheduled at 7:45 p.m. U.K. time.
Wigan vs. Newcastle: Prediction
Wigan doesn’t look in a great shape at the moment as they have lost their last two Championship matches. Playing at home definitely will give them an advantage over Newcastle; however, it will be tough for them to beat in-form away side.
Newcastle United is full of confidence right now, having won their last Championship match scoring four goals without a reply against Birmingham City. The Magpies will try to capitalize on their good form in this game.
We predict Newcastle to clinch a narrow victory in this exciting contest.
Final Predicted Score: Wigan 1-2 Newcastle
Wigan Athletic vs. Newcastle: Betting Tips and Odds
- Wigan win: 9/2
- A draw:11/4
- Newcastle United win: 8/13
- Under 2.5 goals: 8/11
- Over 2.5 goals: evens
- Both teams score: 10/11
- Both teams fail to score: 4/5
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Wigan has lost their last three Championship home matches.
- Wigan hasn’t scored in six of their last seven Championship home matches.
- Newcastle has lost seven of their eight away trip to Wigan in all competitions.
- Newcastle has won two of their last five matches in Championship.
The Wigan vs. Newcastle stats were provided by Whoscored.
Wigan vs. Newcastle United: Watch Live Streaming Online Free
The match can be streamed live online by clicking at this link. The live streaming link will be updated just before kick-off.
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