Wigan vs Southampton Prediction & Tips
Wigan and Southampton join forces at The DW Stadium in a FA Cup (Quarterfinals) match. There is no recent record of direct clashes between the two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 02-02-2013, in a match that ended with the final result: Wigan (2-2) Southampton. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of Wigan
Until reaching this stage of the FA Cup (Quarterfinals), the home team had to eliminate: Manchester City, West Ham, Bournemouth, Fylde and Crawley Town. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Bradford City by (0-1). In the last 5 home games in the FA Cup, Wigan won 5.
In this competition, he has won his last 5 matches at home and has not lost any of his last 7 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 games in this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Wigan comes to this game with a win over Bradford, 0-1, adding in this way the fifth game followed without losing in several competitions. Although they play in the English third division, the home team did not shake and beat Manchester City in the last round by the FA Cup. By facing a second division team, the home team should opt for a more defensive strategy with the lines drawn back, exploring only the space available to defend their opponents. Most likely the Wigan team will organize in 4-2-3-1. It is important to note that Will Grigg is Wigan’s best finisher with 18 goals scored in various competitions. For this game coach Paul Cook can count on all his players.
Analysis of Southampton
The visiting team arrives at this stage of the FA Cup (Quarterfinals) after having played previous qualifiers with: West Bromwich, Watford and Fulham. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played, for the Barclays Premier League, lost with Newcastle away by (3-0). In the last 10 games as a visitor Southampton won 3, drew 4 and lost 3. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their attack has regularly scored scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The Southampton team comes to this game with a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, adding up to the third straight win without winning in official matches. The last victory was precisely in the Glass of England, when they beat West Bromwich by 1-2. In this away game, coach Mauricio Pellegrino is expected to line up with his usual tactical system, the 4-2-3-1, keeping the possession of the ball and the attacks paused, always looking for the offensive reference Carrillo. On the other hand, offensive Charlie Austin is the player who stands out, having contributed 6 goals in this championship, however, is away from the match due to injury. Besides this player, the coach does not count on Yoshida, also for physical problems.
Wigan – Southampton FREE TIPS
Wigan – Win @ 2.95
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90