Wigan Athletic v Gillingham Preview

January 6, 2016 | By

BetVictor £50 Free BetsEnglish League One action Thursday night comes from the DW Stadium and features Wigan Athletic versus Gillingham.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Wigan Athletic v Gillingham Preview, League One, Thursday 7th January 2016

Wigan Athletic have had a good season so far and after 24 matches played currently occupy 5th position in the league one table on 41pts having won 11, drawn 8 and lost 5.

The hosts have remained unbeaten in their last three games with two wins and a draw and with home advantage where they have only lost just twice this season and their home fans fully behind them, Gary Caldwell’s side will be confident about picking up something from this game on Thursday night.

Gillingham have had a great season so far and after 25 matches played currently occupy 2nd place in the league one table on 50pts having won 15, drawn 5 and lost 5.

The visitors head into this game on the back of 4 successive victories and Justin Edinburgh’s side will also be confident about picking up something from this game, especially knowing that a point from this match would see them return back to the top of the league one table.

Wigan Athletic Team News:

The hosts will be missing Yanic Wildschut and Francisco Junior for this game. Wilschut has been recalled back to Middlesbrough from his loan deal and Junior has returned back to parent club Everton as he continues to receive treatment for a hernia problem.

Kevin McNaughton is now back in training having recovered from a lengthy knee problem but this game will have come to soon to see him feature.

Gillingham Team News:

Jordan Houghton and Adedeji Oshilaja have both returned to parent clubs Chelsea and Cardiff as their loan deals have now expired, but the squad has had Ben Willaimson return from his loan spell with Cambridge and he could feature in the starting lineup for this game.

Luke Norris had to come off in the victory against Bradford over the weekend with an ankle problem, but scans have shown the problem not to have been as serious as first thought and as long as he comes through training midweek without any further problems, he should again feature in the attack up front.

Wigan Athletic v Gillingham Head to Head Statistics:

Thursday night’s time game from the DW Stadium will become the 19th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Wigan Athletic have won 8 times with 6 of those having came with home advantage where as Gillingham have also managed 8 victories, with 3 of those having came away from home.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, recent meetings between the two clubs shows Wigan Athletic holding a slight advantage having won three times compared to Gillingham having twice.

22/08/01 LEO Gillingham – Wigan Athletic 2 : 0
25/02/05 CHA Gillingham – Wigan Athletic 2 : 1
10/12/04 CHA Wigan Athletic – Gillingham 2 : 0
05/04/04 CHA Gillingham – Wigan Athletic
0 : 3
17/10/03 CHA Wigan Athletic – Gillingham 1 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

49 Goals have been scored in the previous 18 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.72.

28 of those Goals have came in the 9 previous matches played at the DW Stadium and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 3.11.

Based on both sets of data shown above, it does seem to indicate that this game should see between two or three goals scored on Thursday night and betting markets like Both Teams to Score and Total Match Goals 2 or 3 look good options.

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Wigan Athletic v Gillingham Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Wigan Athletic: L L W W D

Gillingham: L W W W W

Gillingham have a commanding advantage on the recent form statistics as they have managed to win four and lose one of their previous five matches played, compared to Wigan Athletic who have won two, drawn one and lost two of their previous five matches played.

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Wigan Athletic v Gillingham Match Betting Odds Market

Wigan Athletic have a good home record this season having only lost twice in front of their home fans at the DW Stadium and the online bookmakers make the hosts the clear favourites to win this game at a  current best price of EVS with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets For New Customers.

The Draw has happened once in the last fifteen matches played between the two clubs so one is definitely overdue and it could worth getting something on this match finishing all square at a current best price of 13/5 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets For New Customers.

Gillingham have a chance to return back to the top of the league one table with a victory and having won their last four matches on the bounce the visitors look good value here at a current best price of 16/5 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

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Wigan Athletic v Gillingham Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Wigan Athletic have a slight advantage against Gillingham in the head to head statistics having won a game more than their visitors from the last five encounters played between the two clubs and with home advantage where they have only lost just two games this season, they will obviously be a difficult side to beat and I can see why the online bookmakers have them priced up as the clear favourites to win this game on Thursday night.

However, Gillingham are playing extremely well at the moment and have a clear advantage on the recent form statistics having won four times from their last five matches played and with what looks a very tight game on paper, it does seem to pay off by following the side that is in the better recent form and for me the visitors look great value at their current odds on offer to win this match.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip is going to be for Gillingham to Win as they are the side in the best recent form heading into this game and with the chance to return back to the top of the league one table with a victory, this should be all the incentive needed for the visitors to return back home with the spoils.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for Gillingham midfielder Bradley Dack to score the first goal of the game as with 11 goals this season and having scored the first goal of the game in the 3-0 victory over Bradford City at the weekend he looks a good choice to follow up here at what are again fantastic odds from the online bookmakers.

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