Preston North End vs Wigan Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Wigan have yet to win an away game this season, finding themselves a beaten team in all of them. Preston are entertainingly inconsistent but have a good chance at back to back home league wins here. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Preston North End vs Wigan Athletic
Kick off: Friday, 23rd September, 9pm
Preston have had a very Preston week. They beat Cardiff 3-0 last week and looked very comfortable, before losing 5-0 to Brentford only to go and produce a sterling display when beating Bournemouth 3-2 in the League Cup midweek. It took extra time, but Preston showed a low of character.
Wigan have been extremely wasteful on their travels so far this season. The Latics have thrown away nine points so far this season, leading two games 1-0 before losing 2-1 and they've given away five goals in the final 10 minutes of away games.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Preston North End are best odds 31/20 with Bet Victor to win this game whilst the draw can be backed at a price of 23/10 with Stan James and the visitors are available at odds of 9/5 with William Hill.
These two sides have already allowed 28 goals between them this season. It's clear they have problems defensively, although Preston have kept out Cardiff and QPR, and Oldham in the League Cup. So you could argue their main issue is just consistency.There's no getting past the fact Wigan have allowed seven of the nine teams they've played to score at least one goal against them. Forest registered four, whilst Bristol City, Oldham, Wednesday and Norwich all managed more than one. Given Wigan's struggles on the road and Preston's habit for one extreme or the other, it could turn out to be a far more comfortable win for the home side than the odds suggest.
I'm going to suggest something that comes with a big price as our free betting tip for this game. Back Preston –1AH at best odds of 31/10 with Ladbrokes. That's a £41 return from just £10 bet if Preston come through for us.
Like I've said above, Wigan allow far too many goals on the road and lately there hasn't been an in-between with Preston. During their wins they've been clinical, organised at the back and they've looked a good side. Their 5-0 loss to Brentford was an absolute shambles. Wigan have scored and conceded in all of their away games. Preston to win 3-1 can be backed at odds of 22/1 with Bet Stars.
Simon Makienok was the start of the show for Preston last night. The deadly Dane managed three goals against Premier League Bournemouth. He's come off of the bench four times for Preston this season and has had limited chances. Surely such a performance gets him in to the team here. If he's in, he's bound to be confident. Back Makienok to score at odds of 13/5 with Stan James.
Free Betting Tip
Preston –1AH - 31/10 with Ladbrokes
Correct Score Prediction
Preston 3-1 - 22/1 with Bet Stars
Simon Makienok - 13/5 with Stan James