Wigan vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Wigan take on Southampton in FA Cup action this Sunday. Read the match predictions to find out why we predict a home win at the DW Stadium.
Wigan Athletic v Southampton FC TIPS
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Wigan vs Southampton Preview
League One Wigan take on Premier League strugglers Southampton on Sunday in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. The hosts will be confident that they can reach the semi finals after previously eliminating three Premier League sides already in the competition. The Latics knocked out Bournemouth, West Ham and Premier League giants Manchester City with 3-0, 2-0 and 1-0 scorelines and have proven they can be a match for anyone on their day.
Paul Cook’s side are in second place in League One. Five points adrift of leaders Blackburn and tied on points with third-placed Shrewsbury. However, with three games in hand over the leaders, they’re the bookies favourites to secure automatic promotion into the Championship.
Losing just 2 of their last 22 matches, Wigan come into this game in excellent form. They’ve been especially solid at home of late where they have only conceded in three of their last thirteen matches. They’re up against a Southampton side which have failed to score in three of their last five and will be confident that they can progress to the semi-finals and hope for a repeat of their 2013 success in this competition.
Shaun MacDonald and Jordan Flores are the only players unavailable for selection due to injury. Paull Cook will likely field a similar side to that which achieved the impressive 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the last round.
After a poor end to 2017, Southampton have had a mixed run of results in 2018. They’ve only suffered defeat three times in the 12 games this year but have also only picked up four wins of which two were in this competition. Their poor run in the league has left them just one point above the bottom three and in real danger of dropping into the Championship. Their main focus will be on remaining in the Premier League and so this competition may not be a priority for new manager Mark Hughes this term. However, Hughes will want to get off to a flying start in his first game in charge of the Saints and it remains to be seen if his players will react to a new manager.
Mark Hughes will select his starting lineup for the first time since taking charge of the club in replacement of Mauricio Pellegrino at the start of the week. Hughes will be without Maya Yoshida, Charlie Austin and Steven Davis through injury and may opt to make a few changes with their Premier League relegation battle in mind.
Wigan vs Southampton Betting Tips
- Wigan have won 6 drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Southampton have won 3 drawn 5 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Wigan have scored an average of 1.6 goals and conceded an average of 1.1 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Southampton have scored an average of 1.1 goals and conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Wigan ‘s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Southampton’s previous 10 matches
Wigan vs Southampton Predictions
Wigan won this competition back in 2013 after beating Manchester City in the final at Wembley. They’ve already knocked out three Premier League sides on their journey to the quarterfinals and Paul Cook will be confident his side can get one step closer to Wembley with another victory over a struggling Southampton. The Saints sacked Mauricio Pellegrino earlier in the week and appointed Mark Hughes as his replacement. The players may react to the new manager as many teams do but their general performance will have to improve if they are going to get anything out of the game. With the form the hosts are in, we’re backing them to continue their journey in the FA Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory at the DW Stadium.
RECENT Head To Head
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These two sides have only met twice with Wigan winning the first of those meetings and the second ending in a 2-2 draw. They came in the 2012/2013 season when both teams were in the Premier League and Sunday’s match will be the first time the sides have met since.
LiveWigan vSouthampton Updates
|62' ||Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg |
|65' ||out Sofiane Boufal |
in Nathan Redmond
|out Gavin Massey |
in Ryan Colclough
|out Gary Roberts |
in Nick Powell
|Daniel Burn ||72'
|out Nathan Byrne |
in Noel Hunt
|81' ||in Shane Long |
out Guido Carrillo
|Cheyenne Dunkley ||85'
|87' ||in Oriol Romeu |
out Manolo Gabbiadini
|90' ||Cedric Soares |
|Draw - Draw||5||4.75||5.6||5||4.8|
|Wigan Athletic - Wigan Athletic||7||7.5||8.6||7||6.5|
|Southampton FC - Southampton FC||3||3.2||3.05||3.1||3|
|Wigan Athletic - Southampton FC||26||29||30.03||23||23|
|Southampton FC - Wigan Athletic||41||51||54.95||41||41|
|Wigan Athletic - Draw||15||17||20||15||15|
|Draw - Wigan Athletic||9||8.5||11||8.5||9|
|Southampton FC - Draw||15||15||20||14||15|
|Draw - Southampton FC||4.5||4.5||5.5||4.5||4.6|
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