Wigan vs Shrewsbury Predictions

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Tip Reasoning



  • At least three goals have been scored in five of Shrewsbury’s last six EFL Trophy contests.
  • A total of 17 goals have been scored in Wigan’s last five EFL Trophy matches (average 3.4 per game).
  • Shrewsbury have won by scores of 4-1 and 5-1 in two of their last three games.
  • Wigan are down to only one fit senior centre-back for the game.

Goals look the play in group decider

Shrewsbury will attempt to secure the result they need to make it through to the next phase of the EFL Trophy when they take on a Wigan side that have not won any of their last four in this competition.

Wednesday’s match takes place 24 hours after the other concluding game of the group when Crewe Alexandra take on Wolves Under-21 and it is likely that the result of that could impact the Shrews’ approach. Should Wolves’ kids win, it will mean Steve Cotterill’s men will need to take three points at the DW Stadium while anything else will leave them needing only to draw.

Leaving the result aside, there’s still value to be found in the goals markets where the prospects of at least three being scored on Wednesday look very good.

Shrews can shred Wigan’s weakened defence

Only two League One teams have averaged fewer goals than the Shrews so far this season, but they have hit ten and conceded three in their last three games to suggest that is about to change.

Their record in this competition, featuring at least three goals five times in their last six, points to a high scoring game and Wigan are also averaging plenty in their last two season’s worth of EFL Trophy games too.

The correct score prediction of a 2-1 win for the visitors is somewhat predicated on them needing all three points, but Wigan are struggling for fit central defenders right now and may be eliminated already by the time the match takes place.

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