Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th October 2019

In-form Reds to take the points

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 20th October 14.00pm

Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest square off at the DW Stadium on Sunday. Sabri Lamouchi’s men are currently joint top of the EFL Championship after making a stunning start to their campaign. As for the Latics, they are 19th with 11 points to their name. Forest are the slight favourites in this one, but we could be in for a close encounter in Greater Manchester.

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest Betting Odds*

Wigan Athletic 9/5
Draw 12/5
Nottingham Forest 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 18th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.)
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Wigan Athletic News and Form – Can the Latics secure a third successive home win?

Wigan Athletic have been pretty solid at home this season, losing just one of their opening five at the DW Stadium in the Championship. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are the only team to have won on Wigan’s patch in league action.

Since that defeat to Leeds, Athletic have taken seven points from their last three home matches, beating Charlton Athletic and Birmingham City and drawing with Barnsley.

 

Both teams to score
Yes22/25
No22/25

Bet at 22Bet

 

Before the international break, though, Paul Cook’s men were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. Massimo Luongo’s second-half strike gave Garry Monk’s Owls a 1-0 win. Wigan are 19th in the table, picking up 11 points from 11 games.

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest Head to Head

Nottingham Forest picked up four points from the two Championship meetings last season

There were eight goals scored in last term’s two league fixtures

Wigan have not beaten Forest in league action since March 2014

The Reds are unbeaten in six against Wigan in the league, winning three and drawing three

 

Key-Facts – Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest

  • Wigan have lost just one home league game this term
  • Forest are currently joint top of the Championship
  • The Reds have not lost in league action since the opening weekend of the season

 

Nottingham Forest News and Form – Another three points for the in-form Reds?

Nottingham Forest have arguably been the surprise package in the Championship so far. The Reds have won six, drawn four and lost one of their 11 fixtures. Sabri Lamouchi’s men have not lost in the league since being beaten 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion on the opening weekend.

Forest are a team in excellent form at the moment, picking up 21 points from the last 30 on offer. The Reds have won four and drawn one of their last five in the Championship to go level at the top with West Brom.

In a tight game with Brentford last time out, Ben Watson’s 56th-minute strike was enough to give Nottingham Forest a 1-0 victory at the City Ground. Away from home, meanwhile, the Midlands club have won three and drawn three of six. Forest have taken ten points from the last 12 on offer on the road, and Lamouchi’s men will fancy their chances of leaving the DW Stadium with another three points in the bag.

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest Tips & Odds

Nottingham Forest to win at 6/4
Nottingham Forest to win 1-0 at 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 18th, 2019 at 10:45 p.m.)

Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest Predictions

Nottingham Forest win: Wigan have been hard to beat on home soil this season, and Cook’s troops will be gunning for a third consecutive home league win on Sunday. However, the Latics have not had the best of starts, as they languish in 19th place after 11 games played, just three points above the relegation zone.

Nobody really knew what to expect when Lamouchi arrived at the City Ground, but the 47-year-old Frenchman has hit the ground running in the East Midlands. Forest have been outstanding so far, and the Reds will be eyeing up a top six finish at the very least this season.

Forest should pick up another win away from home this weekend, so have a punt on the Reds to come out on top at 6/4. Nottingham Forest have scored exactly one goal in eight of their 11 league matches this term. The 1-0 away win is priced at 7/1.


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