Swansea City vs Wigan Athletic Betting Tip Home Win – 18 January 2020

Swans to see off struggling Latics

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Swansea City vs Wigan Athletic
18th January 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 13:15 GMT, Friday 17 January

Swansea City will be looking for another home win when they welcome lowly Wigan Athletic to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The Latics have one of the worst away records in the Championship, so it’s easy to see why the bookies have made the Swans their odds-on favourites. Will Swansea be too strong for their opponents in South Wales, or can Athletic cause an upset on the road?

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Swansea City Preview – Comfortable home victory for the Welsh side?

Steve Cooper’s Swansea City have been hard to beat of late, losing just one of their previous seven in the Championship. After losing 3-1 at Brentford on Boxing Day, the Swans are unbeaten in three (two draws, one win).

Last weekend, Swansea picked up a handy point in the South Wales derby against Cardiff City. It was a tight and tense game in the Welsh capital, with neither team doing enough to take the bragging rights.

Cooper’s men are sitting nicely in seventh place at the moment, level on points with Sheffield Wednesday, who occupy the final play-off spot at present. Overall, the Swans have won 11, drawn nine and lost seven.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score – No

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(odds taken 13:24 GMT, Friday 17 January)

Swansea have split their points home and away this term, taking 21 at the Liberty Stadium and 21 away from home. However, six wins from 14 home fixtures will be a slight concern for Cooper.

Swansea could move back into the play-off positions with a win over struggling Wigan on Saturday. In truth, this is a game that they should be looking to win with comfort.


Wigan Athletic Preview – Can the Latics claim back-to-back away league wins?

Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic have one of the worse away records in England’s second tier. The Latics have picked up a solitary victory from 14 away matches, losing nine of the other 13.

However, that sole victory did come in their last away game in the Championship. On New Year’s Day, goals from Josh Windass (2) and Cedric Kipre helped Wigan secure a crucial 3-2 victory against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

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Wigan, who were beaten at home by Bristol City last time out, are well and truly embroiled in a relegation scrap this season. Athletic are second from bottom in the Championship table but only two points away from safety. Can Cook’s men leave South Wales with a positive result at the weekend?


Swansea City vs Wigan Athletic Betting Advice

When Wigan entertained Swansea at the DW Stadium back in November, the Swans left it late to leave with all three points. Nathan Dyer’s early goal was cancelled out by a Kieffer Moore penalty. Sam Surridge had the final say, scoring in injury time to give Cooper’s men a vital away win.

Swansea have an excellent recent record in this fixture, with Wigan’s last league victory over the Swans coming way back in January 2001. With this one taking place on Welsh soil, City will certainly fancy their chances.


Key Facts – Swansea City vs Wigan Athletic Betting Tip

  • Swansea are undefeated in four at home (two wins, two draws)
  • Wigan have won just one away league game this season
  • The Swans won 2-1 at the DW Stadium back in early November


On the whole, Wigan have been woeful on the road this season, and I can see them crashing to yet another away defeat this Saturday. The Swansea win is priced at 10/11.

Experienced Ghana international Andre Ayew is enjoying a great season in South Wales. The 30-year-old is in fine fettle, scoring five goals in his last eight Championship appearances. Put some money on Ayew to score anytime on Saturday at 9/4.


The best betting odds for Swansea City vs Wigan Athletic

Swansea City to win: 10/11 at Bet365
Draw: 5/2 at Bet365
Wigan Athletic to win: 16/5 at Bet365