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21/09/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm DW Stadium V Predicted Score:3 - 2

Away Bristol City

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Match Summary

2 We fancy:

Two teams near the top end of the table that are capable of scoring goals and conceding them too. Wigan have had a strong start at home and our football prediction is for the Latics to grab the three points. This game’s free football betting tip is Wigan to win and over 2.5 goals at 21/10 with Winner Sports.

21/10 Wigan to win and over 2.5 goals
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One to Watch: Andreas Weimann

Austrian striker Weimann has five goals so far this season, four of which have been scored away from home. Having gone three games without finding the net, he will be eager to get back amongst the goals on Friday.

Bristol City have scored in each of their four away games so far and the Championship predictions point towards that run continuing. Include Weimann in your goalscoring football predictions for this exciting match-up; he is 7/4 to score anytime with BetBright.

7/4 Weimann to score anytime
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Team News

Wigan Athletic's Last Six:
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Michael Jacobs and Will Grigg will likely retain their places after featuring in Tuesday’s win. Leo da Silva Lope, Kal Naismith, Gavin Massey and Dan Burn are all injured and will miss out while Darron Gibson will be looking to make his full debut.

Bristol City's Last Six:
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Long-term absentees Frank Fielding and Mo Eisa are out but nearing a return, while Hakeeb Adelakun remains sidelined with injury. Boss Lee Johnson did adjust his shape and made a couple of changes to his starting XI for the midweek trip to West Brom, so expect the same here.  

Wigan Athletic vs Bristol City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Nick Powell has the ability to dominate matches at this level, and he should be a force as Wigan take on Bristol City on Friday night

Both sides have made a positive start to the new campaign and have set up what looks to be a potential cracker at the DW Stadium on Friday night. Having only played Tuesday night, it remains to be seen if fatigue will play a part, but this Championship preview contains two teams capable of taking maximum points.

Wigan come into this game off the back of a confidence-boosting win against Hull. Undefeated in their four home games to date, they will have the comfort of their own surroundings again for this game. This form is the reason why they currently sit seventh in the league, an ideal start for the newly-promoted Latics. They will fancy their chances here, and Paul Cook’s team start as slight favourites at 23/20.

Bristol City’s midweek defeat to West Brom put an end to their four-match winning streak. It was a top of the table clash and they will have come away from the Hawthorns disappointed as the game was effectively over before half-time. That result aside, City have made an impressive start, acquiring 14 points from their first eight games. Tuesday was their first defeat on the road and they will not want a second so soon. The league’s second-highest away scorers are 23/10 to win.

Championship predictions are renowned for being tough and with little to choose between these teams, this game is no different. As a result, the draw is a safe call and priced at 12/5.

Another case of Will Grigg on fire? The Wigan frontman is favourite to open the scoring at 11/2. Grigg is followed by Joe Garner at 6/1, Nick Powell at 13/2 and Famara Diedhiou at 7/1.

Predicted Score: Wigan Athletic 3 - 2 Bristol City

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Written by Elio Salerno

Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.