Friday, August 7, 2020

Wigan Athletic 17/20 to beat Hull City in Tuesday’s Championship contest

Competition: Championship

Market: Wigan Athletic win

Odds: 17/20 @ 888sport

Still continuing to shine on the pitch despite the growing mess behind the scenes, Wigan will host relegation scrappers Hull at the DW Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Starting with the hosts, despite the growing uncertainty with problems behind the scenes at the DW, Wigan have continued on a stunning end to the campaign. While the Latics might have been disappointed to have only collected a point off of Barnsley on the road over the week, Paul Cook’s men have remarkably lost just a sole Championship appearance since February 8th, a stunning 13-match run. With their most fruitful patch highlighted by what was an eye-catching 1-0 win away at title-chasers West Brom prior to the enforced break, there is no doubt that Cook will be most excited by his side’s continued displays at the back. Recording another clean sheet away at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, the midweek hosts have shockingly landed a clean sheet in nine of their last 10 Championship outings. Now going over 450 minutes without picking the ball out of their own net at the DW, Wigan should be confident of extending on their recent purple patch on Tuesday.

As for the visitors, while Wigan might be a side continuing to shine on the pitch, the same cannot be said for a struggling Hull. Dropping back into the bottom-three and now in pole position to make a League One return this summer, the Tigers have lost their last three matchups on the bounce and it appears their 2-1 win against fellow scrappers Middlesbrough earlier in the month was just a minor bounce. With a reputation for their glaring issues at the back, Head Coach Grant McCann will have a growing headache over his side’s continued problems while away from the KCOM. Including a 2-1 defeat away at a managerless Bristol City in their last contest on the road, Tuesday’s guests have failed to land a Championship victory on their travels since New Year’s Day and have collected just a pair of points over their last eight away contests.

Bet: Wigan Athletic 17/20 to beat Hull City in Tuesday’s Championship contest @ 888sport

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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