Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Match Info
Match date: 26thJanuary 2019
Kick-Off: 3.00pm GMT
Stadium: The City Ground, Nottingham
Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
18 Aug 2018 Wigan Athletic 2 – 2 Nottingham Forest
25 Feb 2017 Wigan Athletic 0 – 0 Nottingham Forest
7 Jan 2017 Wigan Athletic 2 – 0 Nottingham Forest
Matches played: 13
Nottingham wins: 3
Wigan wins: 4
Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Stats
- Nottingham sit seven points behind the top 6 after a troubled spell of form
- Wigan have earned just one win in their last ten outings
- Latics bagged a win and two draws in last three head-to-head clashes but all three were played at the DW Stadium
Nottingham Forest vs Wigan Match Preview
Nottingham Forest host Wigan for their Matchday 29 clash looking for a return to the winning ways after three losses in a streak which saw them crash out of FA Cup in the hands of Chelsea (2-0) and drop six points in clashes against Reading (2-0) and Bristol (0-1).
Forest now sit seven points behind the Championship top 6 and will be desperate to finally end the unwanted streak here, despite their struggles to regularly score goals at the City Ground recently. Martin O’Neill will now look for a cure for such troubles and struggling Wigan seem like a good chance to make it happen.
Wigan come into the match with a 1-0 loss at Sheffield Wednesday now behind them, which emphasized their woes on the road once again – as they earned just two points in 12 league trips since August. They’ve failed to find the net at all in four of their last five away games, which could be even more worrying.
Latics have shocked Aston Villa (3-0) in a convincing home display beforehand but it’s now hard to see them bounce back on the road again, as Paul Cook’s men struggle to escape the immediate danger zone with a six-point gap to 22nd placed Reading at this point.
We will back Nottingham Forest to capitalize on such troubles and bag all three points on Saturday afternoon, where a Home win looks great value at 6/5 with Black Type despite their somewhat unpredictable spell of form recently.
We should be in for a narrow occasion, though, and we don’t see many goals on the day as we stick with Under 2.5 Goals FT at 8/11 with Betfred. We’ve seen such occasions in six of Wigan’s last seven trips as well as four of Forest’s respective last five overall, which feels like further evidence for such a bet.
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