Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th March 2018

Latics can extend cup adventure

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Wigan v Southampton Betting Preview – FA Cup 18th March 1.30pm

Southampton’s defeat at Newcastle last weekend was one of the worst ever performances from a Premier League side. Ever. It prompted the firing of boss Mauricio Pellegrini so it will be interesting to see where they go from here. This is a tricky FA Cup quarter-final for them though against a Wigan side who have produced a big giant-killing act in knocking out Manchester City.

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Tips

What a success story Wigan are writing this season. They could find themselves up in the Championship next season and they are in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. They started their FA Cup campaign a long way back in November against League Two side Crawley last November and they have certainly come a long way. In the third round they nearly won at Premier League side Bournemouth but were held to a draw, but back at the DW Wigan ran out 3-0 winners over the Cherries. Then they took out West Ham 2-0 and then they pulled off the biggest Cup upset of the season in beating Manchester City 1-0 at the DW thanks to a late strike by Will Grigg. Wigan to win to nil at William Hill has to have some appeal therefore in this one at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). They have produced well on home form all season and have suffered just the one defeat in their last thirteen games on home soil in all competitions, winning five of their last seven there (D1 L1). Wigan have earned eight clean sheets in their last ten home fixtures.

So they should have plenty of appeal for punters and a Wigan 1-0 in the William Hill correct score market is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). This will be just the fourth game between the two sides, the first being an FA Cup meeting in 1986 which Southampton won at home. The two were then together in the 2012/13 Premier League with Wigan taking four points away from the two games after winning away and drawing at home.

Southampton’s performance in their league defeat out at Newcastle last weekend was nothing short of atrocious. They weren’t trying and simply threw in the towel. So now that they have shoved Mauricio Pellegrino out of the door what next for them? The Saints are W2 D2 L2 in their last six games and both wins in what sequence were against the struggling West Brom, one of them in the last round of the FA Cup. Southampton have won all three of their FA Cup games this season by a one-goal margin, taking out Fulham, Watford and then West Brom. Away from home, their form isn’t bad with a W3 D3 L1 record going, but the manner of their defeat at Newcastle will have fans worried. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last five road games and under 2.5 goals at William Hill returns 6/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018).

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Odds*

Southampton 23/20, Draw 9/4, Wigan 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Predictions

Wigan still have to look value in this one to produce the victory because of what they have achieved so far and there being no reason to trust Southampton to churn out anything. It would be another huge success for the Latics.

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