This Saturday sees Swansea City welcome Wigan Athletic to the Liberty Stadium in the Championship.
The Swans lost 1-0 to Aston Villa on Boxing Day, which was their third home defeat in four matches and their fifth defeat in seven matches overall.
The defeat was also the first time that Aston Villa had won at the Liberty Stadium in six attempts.
In fairness to Swansea they probably deserved and should have got a draw against Aston Villa.
A Wilfried Bony penalty was saved and Mike Van Der Hoorn saw an effort hit the post in the latter stages of the game, but sadly it was a familiar tale of the Swans not making their chances count.
Wigan were also beaten last time out with a 2-0 defeat away to West Bromwich Albion.
The result was Wigan’s fourth defeat in successive games and has seen the Latics slide to 19th place in the table.
Swansea City v Wigan Athletic Head to Head Stats
The overall head to head record between the two sides at the Vetch Field and Liberty Stadium is:
Games played: 11
Swans wins: 5
Wigan wins: 3
Swans Goals: 16
Owls Goals: 14
Take a look at all of the historical results between the two clubs since they first met back in 1984 in Division Three, a game which ended in a 2-2 draw, on our Swansea City v Wigan Athletic Head to Head Statistics page.
Swansea City v Wigan Athletic Match Predictions
Swansea are available at 10/11 (1.91) to win the game with BetWay and I feel that is good value for the home side to take the three points.
As noted above, Swansea have lost three of their last four games, but these defeats were against an improving Aston Villa who will have aspirations of automatic promotion, with the other defeats against West Brom and Norwich who are currently in the top three of the table, so the recent fixtures have a bit more difficult than usual.
These results do make Swansea’s overall form look average at best, but the Swans have won four out of their five home games against the teams currently in the bottom half of the league, so they do currently have a good record on beating the lesser Championship teams at the Liberty this season.
As mentioned, Wigan have lost their last four games but their away form has been poor all season.
Wigan have won one, drawn one and lost ten of their away fixtures in the Championship with their solitary victory being way back in August.
In addition, to this Wigan have scored just four goals in their last eight away games and will be missing star midfielder Nick Powell and striker James Vaughan for the clash.
I will leave the First Goalscorer selection this week as trying to guess Graham Potter’s team selection when we have a period of four fixtures in eleven days is tricky enough.
Instead, I would look at a correct score bet and I think the Swans to win 2-0 which is available at 46/5 (10.20) and is good value considering Wigan’s problems in front of goal.
Our ACCA for this Saturday, will see us back Swansea again along with Colchester, Sunderland, Liverpool and Fulham.
The accumulator is worth 18/1 (19.00) with BetVictor and although the odds are very slightly better with another bookmaker, I would advise to bet at BetVictor for the ACCA insurance they offer of your betting stake returned if only one of our selections loses. Please note this is for bets up to £10 and must be used on another accumulator bet within three days.
- Swansea to win at 10/11 (1.92) with BetWay, Bet365, BetFred, Matchbook, Smarkets, Boyle Sports and BetBright.
- Swansea to win 2-0 at 46/5 (10.20) with BetDaq.
- Accumulator – Fulham, Liverpool, Swansea, Sunderland and Colchester at 18.3/1 (19.30) with BetVictor.
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