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Wigan vs Sheffield United Predictions

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Tip Reasoning

Can Sheffield United continue their promotion bid with victory at Wigan? The Blades are in fourth place, just four points shy of an automatic promotion spot. They have set their sights on a Premier League place, so trips like this are ones which the Blades should win with ease. They haven’t had things all their own way on the road so far, but will they kick off 2019 with all three points?

Wigan bounced back into the second tier with some strong early form, but they have work to do in order to stay at this level. The Latics have seen their form plummet in recent weeks, leaving them down in 19th place. They’re just four points clear of the bottom three, so a League One return isn’t out of the question. While their form needs to turn around soon, can they really bounce back against a promotion chasing outfit?

Sheffield United put another three points on the board with a resounding 3-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, closing the gap on second. That success made it back to back wins in the league, a run they’ll be out to continue. They have had a fantastic campaign so far, showing plenty of signs that they can sneak into the top-two before the season is out. The visitors have 13 victories to their name this season, which they can add to this week.

Wigan have lost five of their last six games overall, while their last two here have ended in defeat. They meet a Sheffield United side who have won six of their eight meetings with the bottom eight sides, including putting four past Wigan in their earlier meeting this term. Meanwhile, Wigan have played 10 matches against the top nine sides, losing 90% of those outings. A torrid run has seen the Latics lose eight of their last 12, and things are set to get worse here.

We’re siding with the favourites to win this game, given the struggles of Wigan in recent weeks. The Latics have serious problems, which could leave them fighting the drop back down to League One. Meanwhile, the Blades have their eye on a top-two finish. They continued that in style with their recent wins, and we’re backing them to take the points at the DW on Tuesday. We’re going with a Sheffield United win in this clash, while we’re backing a 2-1 win for Chris Wilder’s side.

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