Wigan Athletic vs Cardiff City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and prediction

Our tipster is anticipating a tight tussle when Warnock’s Bluebirds travel to the DW Stadium to face Paul Cook’s men in the Championship on Saturday

Wigan Athletic host Cardiff City in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

These two teams have very different ambitions for the forthcoming campaign. Paul Cook’s Latics are expected to face a fight to preserve their Championship status this term after finishing 18th last time out.

Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds are back in the second tier after being relegated from the Premier League last season but will be confident that they can push for promotion.

Latest odds

Wigan are available at 19/10 (2.90) with bet365 to start the campaign by beating the Bluebirds at the DW Stadium, with the visitors 11/8 (2.38) to kick off their Championship challenge with a win. The odds compilers offer 23/10 (3.30) that Saturday’s showdown ends all square.

Team news

Summer recruits David Marshall and Lewis MacLeod could debut for Cook’s charges this weekend.

Robert Glatzel has been signed by Cardiff as a replacement for Kenneth Zohore, who has joined West Brom. The 25-year-old striker could make his debut for the Bluebirds at DW Stadium this weekend.

Preview

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No fewer than 11 of Wigan’s 13 Championship wins last season came on their own patch. Cook’s charges, then, will be acutely aware of the importance a strong home record.

However, bet365 go 5/2 (3.50) that the Latics lead at half-time on Saturday. The same firm offer 6/5 (2.20) that Wigan grab the opening goal of the game this weekend.

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Prediction

Cardiff are unbeaten in pre-season, but Warnock’s men have managed just four goals in as many games. They will, however, certainly take comfort from their impressive defensive discipline. Cardiff have conceded just twice in those four pre-season outings.

Wigan showed impressive resolve as they came from two goals down to earn a draw against Burnley last weekend. However, Cook’s men have also struggled in the final third, managing just one goal in three pre-season fixtures prior to that.

As such, it could well be a low-scoring encounter at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The 10/11 (1.91) quote, therefore, from bet365 for either side to fail to find the net may offer punters a path to profit this weekend.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score: ‘No’ at 10/11 (1.91) for a 1pt stake at bet365

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