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Brentford vs Wigan Predictions

Published on 2:00pm GMT 4 July 2020

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  • Griffin Park

Under 2.5 Match Goals

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Brentford vs Wigan Predictions

  • Wigan haven’t conceded a goal in seven games.
  • Brentford have won their last four games to nil.
  • The Bees have conceded just 15 times in 19 home games.
  • Both sides have conceded only 13 goals in 15 Championship games.

Wigan’s safety mission

After their 3-0 win over Stoke on Tuesday, everything seemed to be going for Wigan. They had just secured their seventh consecutive clean sheet and sixth win in seven games. They moved up to 14th in the table, boasting the joint-best record in the division in 2020. Now they’re on course to be relegated.

Going into administration on Wednesday means that Wigan have a 12-point penalty hanging over them. If they finish outside the bottom three, then that punishment is activated. Now the Latics need to turn their eight-point lead over the drop to 13 at least, with only six games left to do it. The first of those comes at third-placed Brentford, who are making strides towards automatic promotion.

Bees in fine form

The hosts have looked impressive since the restart, with Tuesday bringing a 3-0 victory over Reading. They have won all three matches since returning to action, keeping a clean sheet in each. Overall, Brentford have won to nil in their last four matches. They are just five points shy of West Brom and six off Leeds, so this winning run needs to continue if they are to make the top two before the end of the campaign.

They’re in a much stronger position to claim promotion this season thanks to the work done by boss Thomas Frank. He hasn’t clipped their wings going forward, but the Bees are now much more impressive at the back. The hosts have conceded just 15 goals across their 19 home matches, which has us backing a tight game in our predictions here.

Cagey clash at Griffin Park

Both sides have similar records through 2020, having played 15 games and conceded just 13 goals. While the temptation with these two in form sides would be to back an exciting clash, we expect their impressive defences to keep things tight. Brentford are a solid unit, while Wigan look full of confidence and have added motivations after that midweek bombshell. We’re backing defences to come out on top between these two, with under 2.5 goals our pick.

Finally, we’re backing Brentford to edge this one after claiming 11 wins in 19 home games. Wigan edge it in terms of defeats this year between these two sides – three to Brentford’s two – while the Bees have already won tight clashes against top sides in recent weeks. We think they will claim another victory on Saturday, so a 1-0 home win is our correct score prediction.

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