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Wigan 14/20 to beat Walsall in Wednesdays League One clash

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 19 Mar 2018

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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>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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