Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End Betting Tip Home Win – 30 July 2022

Wigan to start with a big three points

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Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End
30th July 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/4 odds taken 1032 GMT, Friday 29 July

Leam Richardson’s Wigan Athletic take on Ryan Lowe’s Preston North End at the DW Stadium in their opening EFL Championship fixture of the season this Saturday. The Latics are back in the second tier after winning 2021-22 EFL League One. As for the Lilywhites, they finished in a respectable 13th position in the Championship last term. This season opener in Greater Manchester could go either way. Read on for the best odds and tips.

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Wigan Athletic Preview – Will the League One champions get off to a winning start?

Wigan Athletic won League One last season, racking up a sensational 92 points along the way. Athletic picked up an impressive 27 wins, suffered just eight defeats and drew 11 times. They also scored a staggering 82 goals.

The battle for automatic promotion went to the wire last term, with Wigan winning 3-0 at Shrewsbury Town on the final day to secure the title. The DW Stadium was a real fortress, though the Latics did only pick up one point from their last two home matches.

Our betting prediction:
Wigan to score first

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(odds taken 1037 GMT, Friday 29 July)

Wigan will want to be competitive on their Championship return, starting with three points in game one. The bookies are offering 6/4 for a home win here.

Preston North End Preview – Can the Lilywhites return to Lancashire with a positive result in the bag?

Before a ball was kicked last season, Preston North End were one of the favourites for the drop. Frankie McAvoy did a decent job but was sacked in December after a poor run of results. The Scot was replaced by Ryan Lowe.

Lowe made the Lilywhites tough to beat, guiding the club to a 13th-place finish. Of course, building on that will be the tough part, but North End certainly have a capable squad of players.

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This will no doubt be a tough test for Preston, with the bookies offering 15/8 for an away win. Still, can Lowe’s men return to Lancashire with a positive result from matchday one?


Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End Betting Advice

These two last met in the 2019-20 Championship campaign. In February 2020, Tom Barkhuizen and Daniel Johnson were on target in a 2-1 away success. Preston also won the reverse fixture at Deepdale, as goals from Sean Maguire, Louis Moult and Paul Gallagher earned a 3-0 victory.

North End have a solid record in this fixture in recent times, picking up three wins from the past four games. In contrast, Wigan have won just one of the previous seven league meetings.


Key Facts – Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End Betting Tip

  • Wigan won League One last season, collecting 92 points
  • Preston finished 13th in the Championship
  • North End have won four of the past six league meetings


Wigan will not be an easy nut to crack at the DW Stadium this season, and their home form will be vital to their survival chances. Preston have a good recent record in this fixture, but we fancy the Latics in this one. The home win is nicely priced at 6/4.

Will Keane hit 26 League One goals to help Wigan to promotion last season. The former Manchester United man is the 6/1 favourite to net the opening goal of this game.


The best betting odds for Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End

Wigan Athletic to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Preston North End to win: 15/8 at Bet365