Derby County v Wigan Athletic Betting Tips: 1, 2019-03-05

Championship Tips

DERBY COUNTY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
Championship
Tuesday 5th March 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Derby County to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.95 (odds taken at 11:57 GMT, 04 Mar 2019)

The Championship returns this Tuesday night with an important clash for teams sitting at either end of the league table with 7th placed Derby County playing host to 19th placed Wigan Athletic as the betting tips continue at Pride Park.

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Derby County Prediction

Despite losing their last three league matches on the trot, Derby County still remain within striking distance of the play-off pack as they trail 6th placed Bristol City by three points which is thanks mainly to Bristol City losing three of their last four matches in the Championship.

Back to Derby, and the home side have suffered recent defeats to Millwall, Nottingham Forest and a heavy 4-0 defeat away to Aston Villa at Villa Park on the weekend, which was another setback for Frank Lampard’s side who are perhaps feeling the pressure of the weight of expectation in The Rams securing a top six finish.

Along with a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town, that’s now four matches without a win for Lampard’s Derby outfit, but they have another chance to rectify things at Pride Park this Tuesday night where they’ve posted a record of 8-5-3 22/16 and have lost just once in their last seven matches on home turf.

Midfielder Wilson (10 goals) along with forwards Marriott (7 goals) and Waghorn (4 goals) look the most likely to score for The Rams who will be desperate to avoid a fourth loss on the trot.

 

Key-Facts – Derby County v Wigan Athletic

  • Derby County have lost just 1 of their last 7 home matches in the Championship
  • Wigan Athletic have lost 11 of their last 14 away matches in the Championship
  • Wigan Athletic have kept just 1 clean sheet on their travels this season

 

Wigan Athletic Prediction

Wigan Athletic occupy 19th place in the Championship and so far, have managed to keep the relegation zone at arms length thanks to a recent run of five league matches without defeat which includes a 2-1 home win over QPR along with four draws on the trot, sharing a point with Rotherham United, Stoke City, Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough.

Another point at Derby County on Tuesday night would be considered a good result for The Latics, but they’d still be within a six-team group where three of these six teams will go down at the end of the season as Wigan trail 18th placed QPR by six points.

The visitors possess a poor record away from home though, and this could be a telling factor in tonight’s result with a record of 1-3-12 13/30, The Latics have now gone 14 away matches without a win, losing 11 of these 14.

With just one clean sheet on their travels also, this could be a long night for the visitors against a Derby side looking to draw level on points with the play-off pack.

Betting Tips Verdict

Derby won’t get many better chances of kick-starting their play-off ambitions than when hosting Wigan on Tuesday night, and The Rams need to step up here.


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