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Big Match Breakdown: Wigan Athletic v Bristol City

Charlie Dear | 21 September 2018

Odds, tips and preview ahead of Championship clash

This weekend’s Championship action kicks off at the DW Stadium tonight as Wigan Athletic take on Bristol City.

Wigan can move into the top-six with a win whilst The Robins will want to prove their defeat to West Bromwich Albion was just a blip.

All the action will be live on Sky Sports Football from 7:45pm this evening. And the Coral News Team have everything you need to know ahead of the big match…

Head-to-Head

Before the duo’s meeting in 2016, the last time the two clubs faced off was in 2003 in the old Division 2.

A Wigan side that contained the likes of Lee McCulloch and Nathan Ellington won the game 1-0.

However, Bristol City have won the last two since the turn of the decade, including the 1-0 away win in March 2017 thanks to Aden Flint’s late goal.

Likely XIs

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Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman is a doubt after he was a late withdrawal from the squad to face Hull City due to injury.

So The Latics could remain unchanged.

Bristol City could recall winger Niclas Eliasson to the starting eleven after impressing off the bench in the loss to West Brom.

Famara Diedhiou netted a consolation goal in that game and is now pushing for a starting berth.

Key Battles

Will Grigg and Nick Powell have six goals between them this season and have developed a good understanding up front for Wigan.

It’ll be key for The Robins centre-back duo of Adam Webster and Tomas Kalas to get the better of The Latics frontmen.

Bristol City have men in form themselves with Andreas Weimann netting five goals already. That’s a goal every 142 minutes.

Goalkeeper Christian Walton will have to work hard to pick up his third clean sheet of the season.

Match odds

The home side start at 11/10 for a win that would see them leapfrog Bristol City.

Lee Johnson’s men sit at 5/2 to grab the three points. The draw is also at 5/2.

As aforementioned, Weimann is on a hot-streak and is 15/2 to score 2 or more goals tonight.

Diedhiou is 9/4 to add to his tally and net Anytime.

A Wigan win with Over 2.5 goals is at 11/5 with Powell 9/5 to get a goal in the match.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing