Wigan Vs Ipswich Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals – 27 March 2021

Goals expected upon Paul Cook's DW return

Tom Pearce / Wigan Athletic ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 24.11.2020

England Wigan Athletic Vs Ipswich Town England

Saturday, 27th March 2021 – 15:00
English League One
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 11/10
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 24th March 2021)

Preview: Paul Cook takes charge for only his sixth game as Ipswich Town manager on Saturday by sending his latest side to his former club. Can relegation-threatened Wigan make it an unhappy return at the DW Stadium?

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Wigan – Lang spearheading survival charge?

The Latics (W9 D7 L20) fell to a first defeat in four League One games as they went down 3-1 away to Accrington Stanley last time. Forward Callum Lang was only recalled from his loan spell with Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in January but is already the club’s leading marksman in 2020-21, netting inside 40 seconds last Saturday at the Wham Stadium to bring up his seventh league goal from thirteen appearances.

Defeat leaves them in a perilous situation towards the bottom of the table. Interim manager Leam Richardson will oversee this Saturday’s home encounter with another play-off hopeful knowing his team are as many points, two, from bottom club Rochdale as they are safety. Yet a return of seven points from nine prior to losing to Accrington suggests there is plenty of fight remaining in this group of players.

Their home form is genuine cause for concern, however, with only Rochdale picking up less points in said matches than Wigan who have only beaten three sides – Accrington, Doncaster and MK Dons – at the DW Stadium all term. Moreover, the Latics had gone nearly three months without a win on their own patch, spanning eight fixtures and five straight losses, prior to a 3-0 victory over MK Dons last time out here.


Callum Lang (Wigan) To Score



Ipswich – Tractor Boys under-cooked?

Five games unbeaten and occupying a position in the League One play-offs. That was the healthy situation Paul Cook, the manager of Wigan as recently as last July, inherited when he took charge earlier in the month. Since then, Ipswich (W16 D6 L13) has one win in five (W1 D1 L3) and find themselves two points outside of the top-six in tenth. So, whatever impact the club envisaged has clearly failed to have the desired effect.

The latest setback was provided by play-off rivals Portsmouth, who defied a setback of their own, recovering from falling behind early to a sixth league goal of the campaign for Ipswich forward James Norwood and record a 2-1 win at Fratton Park. It followed 3-1 and 2-0 defeats at Gillingham and Fleetwood, respectively, to leave The Blues facing the prospect of a fourth consecutive away loss this weekend.

This team are evidently capable on their travels, though, recording six wins in sixteen away outings (W6 D3 L7) thus far. The most recent being a slender 2-1 scoreline at Accrington, who recently inflicted a 3-1 loss upon Saturday’s opposition. They can also take confidence from the result when these sides met earlier in the season; a 2-0 victory for The Tractor Boys at Portman Road during the opening round.

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Wigan Vs Ipswich Betting Advice

So far at least, it has yet to click for Paul Cook as Ipswich Town manager. He takes his new team to his former employers on Saturday, where a Wigan side who had been enjoying some resurgent form until last weekend await inside the familiar surroundings of the DW Stadium. However, after thrashing MK Dons 3-0 last time out there, Wigan are suddenly aiming for back-to-back home wins for the first time this season.


Wigan Vs Ipswich – Key Facts:

  • A 2-0 scoreline at Portman Road on the opening weekend of the season ensured Ipswich‘s unbeaten run against Wigan moved on to seven games (W5).
  • Wigan have accrued 13 points from 16 home games this term, a worse return than all bar rock-bottom Rochdale. The Latics winning one of past last nine said matches (D2 L6).
  • Ipswich are facing a fourth straight away defeat, conceding on at least two occasions in each of their three prior away outings.


Wigan post the second-worst home figures in England’s third tier. However, prior to their recent win at the DW, the Latics had gone eight without a win losing five in a row. So they are hardly to be trusted, not that the visitors are either. Instead, plump for goals. There has been a minimum of three scored in five of the last six Wigan home games, while three of the previous four Ipswich away games went Over 2.5 Goals.

Best Betting Odds – Wigan Vs Ipswich

Wigan – 12/5 (Betfair)
Draw – 12/5 (PaddyPower)
Ipswich – 6/5 (BetFred)