Competition: EFL Cup
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 3/4 @ 888sport
Two sides who are looking to extend on their EFL Cup run on Tuesday night, Wigan will welcome Sunderland to the DW Stadium for what could be a lively affair.
Starting with the hosts, while Wigan might have only just about managed to hang onto their League One status last season, the Latics have enjoyed a stunning rise under Head Coach Leam Richardson. With the mood in their camp at a red-hot high, they were last seen over the weekend when putting in another rampant display on the travels. Breezing past local rivals Accrington Stanley and hitting them for four, Wigan have skyrocketed their way to the top of the third-tier table. Extending on their EFL Cup run last month as they came past Bolton, Richardson finds his side enjoying a stellar purple patch. In fact, along with landing that thumping 4-1 win over the weekend, Tuesday’s hosts have won each of their last four League One contests on the spin. With both Charlie Wyke and Will Keane enjoying recent free-scoring runs, chances could come thick and fast here.
As for the visitors, throwing away a two-goal lead away at Fleetwood over the weekend and eventually having to settle for a point, Sunderland will be desperate to right that wrong on Tuesday. However, while the Black Cats might have missed out on a golden chance to leapfrog Wigan to top spot in the League One table, Lee Johnson’s side have enjoyed an eye-catching run since opening the 2021/22 campaign. On a run that is highlighted by a 3-1 win against Wycombe Wanderers when drawing a close to August, Sunderland have lost just one of their nine competitive matchups across all formats so far this season. With three of the last four meetings between Tuesday’s opponents finishing with both teams finding the net, we’re backing a similar outcome here.
Bet: Both teams to score at Wigan vs Sunderland 3/4 for Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie @ 888sport
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