Wigan vs Sunderland Predictions

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Over 2.5 Match Goals

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Wigan 2-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Four of the last six meetings between these two sides have seen at least three goals.
  • Wigan have scored in all four league matches this season.
  • Both of Sunderland’s away games in this competition so far have seen at least three goals.

Tight affair at the DW Stadium

It took a nervy penalty shoot-out for Wigan to progress to this stage of the competition at the expense of Bolton and they can count themselves lucky as they missed a hatful of chances. That being said, Liam Richardson’s side also comes into this one having won a strong 16 points from their opening seven league matches, scoring 12 goals in that process.

Sunderland sit in second spot behind Wigan on goal difference alonge and they have the bragging rights, after beating the Latics 2-1 earlier in the season. They overcame Blackpool in the previous round thanks to a hat-trick from Aiden O’Brien, who has scored four of Sunderland’s five goals in this competition so far.

Both sides are likely to ring the changes for this one as they focus on their respective league campaigns. Stephen Humphrys led the line for Wigan in the last round against Bolton, and he is likely to replace Charlie Wyke upfront. James McClean is expected to keep his place and occupy the left-flank for The Latics.

Meanwhile, Sunderland top scorer Ross Stewart is likely to be rested, alongside Lyndon Gooch and Aiden McGeady. Aiden O’Brien will surely be a starter here after impressing in the previous rounds.

Both teams will make changes to their strongest line ups but with the attacking talent on show, we’re still expecting to see a few goals which makes over 2.5 goals the stand out here. Home advantage may give Wigan the edge though, so we’re backing a 2-1 win for the Latics as the correct score prediction.

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