2019-20 Championship – Wigan vs Cardiff Betting Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Wigan vs Cardiff kick off? Saturday 3rd August, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Wigan vs Cardiff being played? The DW Stadium

What is the weather forecast for Wigan vs Cardiff? Cloudy, 21

What television channel is Wigan vs Cardiff on? Sky have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Wigan vs Cardiff? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Wigan vs Cardiff?

Wigan – https://wiganathletic.com/tickets

Cardiff – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity

What was the score when the teams last met? Wigan 0-0 Cardiff

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Marshall; Byrne, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson; Morsy, Evans; Massey, Windass, Naismith; Garner

Unavailable:

Doubtful:

  • Wigan Athletic fought bravely under the passionate management of Paul Cook last season as they defended their Championship status well in the end, going their last five league games unbeaten.
  • Fans will be sorry to see Nick Powell leave the club for Stoke City, especially on a free transfer, and there is little sign of the side replacing their star player at this stage.
  • The Latics have a difficult first home game of the season against Cardiff City, the only team to truly fight off relegation until the end from the Premier League last season, but they did not lose to Cardiff in their last two meeting in the 2016-17 season (W1, D1).

CARDIFF

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Etheridge; Peltier, Flint, Morrison, Cunningham; Ralls, Bacuna; Murphy, Reid, Hoilett; Madine

Unavailable: Bamba (Injured)

Doubtful: Paterson (Injured)

  • Cardiff City did their very best to retain their Premier League place and must enter this new Championship season hungry to bounce straight back.
  • Fans will be overjoyed to keep manager Neil Warnock at the club following his announcement that he intends to retire after this season, and this could spur the Cardiff players on that extra 10% in tougher matches.
  • Cardiff have made transfers in all areas of the field, bringing in Newport County’s FA Cup hero Joe Day as understudy to goalkeeper Neil Etheridge alongside centre-back Aden Flint, midfielder Will Vaulks and German striker Robert Glatzel.

BETTING ANALYSIS

Cardiff may find it difficult to bounce back to the Premier League after such an emotional season and they must hit the ground running in this most competitive of leagues. Wigan did well to survive last season and look to be in store for another relegation fight but could gain a point here in a staccato, nervy game.

BETTING TIP: (Draw) Match result

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