Market: Bristol City win
Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on their recent purple patch on Wednesday night, Bristol City will welcome Wigan to Ashton Gate.
Starting with the hosts, while Bristol City might have signed off 2022 in the midst of another Championship struggle, the Robins have come roaring back in some style. Enjoying what has been a stellar purple patch since opening the New Year, Nigel Pearson should find the mood in his camp at a real high. Skyrocketing their way up the table and now with their sights set on clinching a top-half finish, the one-time Watford boss finds his side enjoying a nine-match unbeaten run across all formats. Likewise, along with winning each of their last three meetings against Championship opposition by a 6-1 aggregate score, Bristol City have also won five of their last six appearances. Extending on their FA Cup adventure on January 28th thanks to a stunning 3-0 romp against promotion contenders West Brom, Pearson’s side should be smelling a real chance at Ashton Gate.
As for the visitors, while Wigan might have opened Shaun Maloney’s tenure in charge with a crucial 1-0 win at home against Huddersfield last weekend, the Latics know they face a huge challenge in 2023. Although they might have stormed their way to a Championship return last season, Wednesday’s guests find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap. Opening the midweek fixtures sat in the bottom-three, the former Hibernian boss has seen his new squad win just one of their last 11 matchups across all formats. With that run stemming all the way back to November 12th, Wigan have also gained a reputation for their extended issues on the road. In fact, Maloney’s men have failed to record a single win from any of their previous 10 consecutive showdowns away from the DW Stadium. Facing a tough trip to Ashton Gate on Wednesday night, a home victory can be found at appealing odds.
Bet: Bristol City 1/1 to beat Wigan in Wednesday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport
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