Wigan vs Leeds Predictions

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The two clashes between Wigan and Leeds last season brought turning points for the home side in each. Last year the Latics lost their unbeaten home record when they hosted Leeds, pushing them into the relegation battle. However, they pulled away from the drop zone with a victory at Elland Road, a big blow to Leeds in their bid for a top-two finish. Will we see an away win between these two once again, or can the Latics build on a fantastic start at home? Judging by their early form, we think goals are likely at the DW.

Wigan have lost back to back matches after their Carabao Cup exit on Tuesday night, but the Latics should be more concerned about their 3-0 dismantling against Preston last weekend. Hopes were high that they could improve on last term’s dreadful away form, as they claimed only 21% of their points on their travels. Their opening trip of 2019/20 brought more misery on the road, so it seems like home form is going to be crucial for them once again.

Leeds were the best side across both encounters last term, while their early season form suggests that will be the case once again. Leeds have won two and drawn one so far, with strong displays across all three. Their opening away trip saw them dominate a handy Bristol City side – scoring three goals in the process. Then they went to Salford in the cup in midweek and ran away with another three-goal haul at the League Two side. Last term Leeds made plenty of chances but struggled to deliver. Eddie Nketiah seems like a smart addition to their forward line, while the visitors continue to create plenty of chances.

The visitors head here leading the way in terms of shots, with 16.5 per game across their first two in the Championship. They should continue a fine scoring record, after finding the net in 87% of their away trips last term. They were one of the most consistent travellers in the division last term, so they should work the Latics in Saturday’s encounter. However, Leeds did concede to eight of the bottom 10 in the league last term, so they could have issues in this one.

Wigan have averaged 12 shots per game themselves, scoring with a quarter of those in their opener. Putting three past Cardiff at the DW means they have now scored 12 times across their last six home matches. We expect them to add to that, while their results so far have seen them concede far too many goals. Both teams to score has landed in their last four meetings and we’re backing it to extend to five.

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