Bristol Rovers vs Wigan Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Bristol Rovers are probably out of reach of the playoffs, but a win against Wigan could change that. The league leaders have been free-scoring on their travels but could struggle on the Memorial Stadium pitch.
Game: Bristol Rovers vs Wigan
Venue: Memorial Stadium
Kick-off: Tuesday, 28th February, 7.45pm
Bristol Rovers dug deep to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Scunthorpe on Saturday. The Gas have picked up the equivalent to 24 points after giving away to first goal this season if you include their EFL Trophy win at Wycombe. Seven of those have come in their last four games.
Wigan have a far better habit of scoring first and staying in front. Their 1-0 win over Rochdale at the weekend was their 18th win of the season without conceding a goal. That run includes a 1-0 win over Manchester City and a 3-0 victory against Rovers in 2017.
Hosts Bristol Rovers are outsiders at odds of 7/2 with Bet365 whilst the draw is available at 14/5 through the same outlet. Betfred are best odds on a Wigan win at ⅚.
As solid as Wigan have been overall, they’ve both scored and conceded more away from home. Bristol Rovers are good enough to outscore any visiting side at their peak, and 16 of their last 19 games at home have featured at least three goals. At least one side has scored 3+ goals on 11 occasions at the Mem this season.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Over 2.5 goals at 9/10 with Bet365
Bristol Rovers have only failed to score three times in 35 home games. But given their defensive record and gung-ho attitude, it’ll be tough for them to keep Wigan out. A win isn’t beyond them, but it certainly wouldn’t be a 1-0.
Back our Score Prediction: Wigan 3-2 at 26/1 with Bet365
These dangerous sides boast 25 different scorers between them this season, although Nick Powell and Ellis Harrison are the sides most deadly with 12 each in all competitions. But Will Grigg is coming in to form having scored 10 in his last 14 in all competitions.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Will Grigg at 6/4 with Paddy Power