Market: Wigan win
Odds: 21/20 @ 888sport
With a golden opportunity to build off of their famous victory in midweek, Wigan will make the trip to a downbeat Charlton on Saturday lunchtime.
Starting with the hosts, watching fellow strugglers Birmingham snatch the most dramatic of late points at St. Andrew’s in midweek, Charlton still find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap. Knowing that they could end the weekend back in the bottom-three and showing some real signs of nerves, Lee Bowyer’s side have collected just a single point over their last four Championship outings and have continued to show some glaring issues on home soil. Failing to build off of their back-to-back wins against Hull and QPR last month, the Reds have lost three of their last four appearances at the Valley and should be in for another long lunchtime this weekend. Bagging just a single strike in South London in almost 400 minutes of action, the former England midfielder will also be concerned by his side’s routine 2-0 defeat against Wigan earlier in the season.
As for the visitors, while the Latics might still be dealing with a string of issues behind the scenes, Wigan have really impressed either side of the enforced break. Putting in what will be remembered as a famous display on Tuesday and picking up a stunning 8-0 romp against another relegation scrapper in Hull, Paul Cook’s side find themselves in the midst of a glittering purple patch. Now within striking distance of breaking into the top-12 and tasting defeat just once in their previous 13 Championship appearances, Wigan have also continued to gain plenty of admirers for their remarkable defensive showings. Recording another clean sheet against the Tigers earlier in the week, Saturday’s guests have recorded 10 clean sheets in their last 11 second-tier outings.
Bet: Wigan 21/20 to beat Charlton in Saturday’s Championship contest @ 888sport
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