Competition: League One
Market: Wigan to beat Walsall
Odds: 14/20 @ Bet365
While Paul Hurst’s Wigan Athletic side may have seen their impressive FA Cup run come to an end at the hands of Southampton last Sunday, the Latics still remain firmly on course to book a return to the Championship come the end of the season. On Wednesday night, Wigan will travel to the Bescott Stadium to meet a Walsall side stuck in midtable.
Despite starting the New Year brightly, Walsall have been unable to replicate the form that secured them a third-place finish two seasosn ago. Currently sat 16th in the League One table, the Saddlers appear to have all but guaranteed their spot in England’s third tier next year. Holding a six-point buffer over the drop zone, Jon Whitney’s side will have to drastically turn their recent form around if they intend to make a late push for a top half finish. Losing their last two games on the bounce, without registering a single goal in either, Walsall have now lost four of their last five outings
As for the visitors, while Paul Hurst’s side may have failed to book their spot in the semi-final of the FA Cup, the Latics will still be filled with confidence in a run that saw them beat three Premier League sides, including runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City. Now fully focused on securing a return to the Championship next season, the Latics look in pole position to clinch an automatic spot. While they may currently sit third in the table, Wigan have two games in hand over second place Shrewsbury, a victory for Hurst’s side will see them leapfrog the Shrews. In terms of their league form, the Latics are unbeaten in their last four, and have now only lost one away match in their last 14.
Bet: Wigan to beat Walsall in Wednesdays League One clash 14/20 @ Bet365>>
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