Rochdale v Wigan Athletic Preview

November 13, 2015 | By

BetVictor £50 Free BetsEnglish League One action Saturday lunch time comes from the Spotland Stadium and features Rochdale versus Wigan Athletic.

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 12:30pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Rochdale v Wigan Athletic Preview, League One, Saturday 14th November 2015

Rochdale head into this game having had a difficult time of it this season as their current league position of 14th clearly shows and with just five wins from 16 matches played, it does seem that they will have to play their very best on Saturday afternoon if they are to come away with anything from this game.

Wigan Athletic head into the game having had a much better start to their season and after 16 matches played they currently occupy 5th position in the league one table having secured 7 wins and with a comfortable 4-0 victory at home against Blackpool in the cup last time out, the visitors will definitely be the more confident of the two sides of winning this game.

Rochdale Team News:

The hosts will be without Matty Lund (thigh strain), Callum Camps (ankle), Ian Henderson (foot) and Reuben Noble-Lazarus (shoulder) for this game as all four players recover from recent injury related problems.

Wigan Athletic Team News:

The visitors will be without Defender Donald Love who is away with Scotland Under-21s and Kevin McNaughton is also unavailable as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

The good news for Wigan fans though is that both Francisco Junior and Chris McCann are both available for this match having been banned in the midweek destruction of Blackpool.

Rochdale v Wigan Athletic Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday’s lunch time game from Spotland Stadium will become only the 10th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Rochdale have won 4 times with 3 of those having came with home advantage where as Wigan Athletic have also managed 4 victories, but just 2 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 Rochdale holding a slight advantage having won three times compared to Wigan Athletic having won just twice.

19/07/14 FRI Rochdale – Wigan Athletic 2 : 1
07/03/97 LET Rochdale – Wigan Athletic 3 : 1
20/12/96 LET Wigan Athletic – Rochdale 0 : 1
22/03/96 LET Rochdale – Wigan Athletic
0 : 2
01/01/96 LET Wigan Athletic – Rochdale 2 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

20 Goals have been scored in the previous 9 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.22.

13 of those Goals have came in the 5 previous matches played at Spotland Stadium and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 2.60.

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 Saturday afternoon and betting markets like Both Teams to Score and Total Match Goals 2 or 3 look good options.

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

Rochdale: D D D W L

Wigan Athletic: W D W L W

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

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Rochdale v Wigan Athletic Match Betting Odds Market

Rochdale have not been in the best of form this season and head into this game with just one win in their last five league matches played, so no real surprise to see the online bookmakers offering up a current best price of 5/2 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

The Draw has not happened once in the last five matches played between the two clubs, but with the hosts having drawn their last four league matches it could be a sensible option and this can be backed at a current best price of 12/5 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets For New Customers.

Wigan Athletic have been in great form of late and do have by far the stronger squad on paper in my opinion, so the visitors look good value at a current best price of 6/4 with BetVictor – Receive £50 Free Bets For New Customers.

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

Rochdale certainly have had the best of recent meetings when the two clubs have met each other, but their form this season in league one is nothing to write home about and they face a very tough game against Wigan Athletic who are in excellent form at the moment having won three of their last five matches played.

Rochdale will take some confidence from the fact that they have not lost any of their previous four league matches played, but they were turned over 1-0 away against Morecambe last time out in the cup and that surely has got to have had an impact of the morale of the players and for me Wigan Athletic do look the value play here.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this match is going to be for Wigan Athletic to Win as they head into this game as the side in form and with their hosts having lost last time out, the visitors will certainly fancy their chances of returning back home with maximum points, especially after firing four goals past Blackpool midweek.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip is going to be for Wigan Athletic’s striker Jordie Hiwula-Mayifuila who scored a brace in that midweek 4-0 victory against Blackpool in the cup as he will be in confident mood of getting his name on the score-sheet yet again in this game if his manager decides to play him.

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