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Wigan 5/6 to beat Bradford in Wednesdays League One clash

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 13 Mar 2018

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Competition: League One

Market: Wigan to beat Bradford

Odds: 4/6 @ Bet365

Despite sitting top for much of this year’s League One campaign, FA Cup quarterfinalists Wigan Athletic now find themselves in a battle to secure automatic promotion back to the Championship, on Wednesday night, Wigan will travel to last seasons play-off finalists Bradford City.

For the hosts on Wednesday night, the Bantams have failed to reach the same heights that saw them reach the playoff final last season. While former Leeds Boss Simon Grayson knows that promotion to the Championship seems unlikely for his side, Bradford currently find themselves 10th in the League One table and are now chasing down a five-point deficit to the top six. However, the Bantams will know that their poor run of form since the turn of the New Year sees them as League One’s least in form side. Without a win in their last nine league matches, Grayson’s side have lost seven of those and drawn just two.

As for the visitors on Wednesday night, after an impressive start to life in League One, Paul Cook’s Latics remain favorites to secure their spot in the Championship next season. While they may have dropped out of the automatic promotion spots, Wigan still sit third in the League One table and a victory over Bradford will see them leapfrog Shrewsbury to second spot. Scoring 62 times and conceding just 23, the Latics also boast the best defensive record in the league. As for their recent form, after beating Manchester City in the FA Cup, Wigan are now unbeaten in their last four outings and have scored five in their last two appearances.

Bet: Wigan to beat Bradford: 4/6 @ 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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