Wigan vs Sunderland
Wigan will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 4-1 Championship defeat last time out to Middlesbrough.
In that match, Wigan Athletic managed 38% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Wigan Athletic was Thelo Aasgaard (62'). Middlesbrough had 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Marcus Forss (26') and Chuba Akpom (49', 59', 93') scored for Middlesbrough.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Wigan Athletic have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Wigan Athletic have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 12 goals on the way.
Going into this one, Wigan Athletic have not won against Sunderland in their previous 3 matches in the league.
Sunderland will go into this meeting following on from a 2-1 Championship win over Blackburn Rovers in their most recent match.
In that game, Sunderland had 50% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Sunderland, the goals were scored by Ross Stewart (18' Own goal, 22') and Ellis Simms (91'). On the other side, Blackburn Rovers had 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Sunderland have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in all. Defensively, Sunderland have some weaknesses to address. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this game, of course.
Coming into this clash, Sunderland are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home. Prediction: Sunderland to win.
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