Bristol Rovers vs Wigan Athletic betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Memorial Stadium (1500 seats)

Bristol Rovers are welcoming Wigan Athletic for another important game after their 0-2 result against 15th-placed Gillingham.

Insights:
  • Bristol Rovers have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Wigan Athletic has the most conceded goals (56) in League One

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Bristol and Wigan Athletic.

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Bristol Rovers form and stats

The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the League One this season. Bristol Rovers have only managed 4 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses from their games here at Memorial Stadium.

No payout for Bristol in their previous match, an away game at Gillingham that ended in defeat 0-2. Before that game, the 3-1 home victory against Portsmouth.

Bristol Rovers could not believe their lack of luck in the Gillingham match, as they hit the posts three times in the 0-2 defeat.

This is expected to be a close game, with Bristol Rovers perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Bristol Rovers as a small favourite), we find nine games. Bristol Rovers has won two of these, drawn four and lost three.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Bristol as they have a new game in only four days, a League One match thankfully also at home. Shrewsbury Town are visiting.

The Bristol Rovers fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 14 in 13 matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Bristol defense is not exactly impregnable. 21 goals conceded from 13 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Wigan Athletic form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Wigan Athletic, who have the most conceded goals (56) in League One, so far with only 14 points returning home. The records show 4-2-8 (win-draw-lose). Recent form does not give Wigan much hope, as the visitors have lost three games in a row. Bristol Rovers will be a tough nut to crack.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a League One home defeat versus Lincoln City with 1-2 on the scoreboard. A loss against Hull City was the result prior to that, in a home game.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Wigan Athletic playing away and similar expectations, we found eight relevant matches. Results were two Wigan wins, two draws and four defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Wigan Athletic manager L. Richardson as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Peterborough United.

The visiting Wigan Athletic have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 14 goals from 14 games. Wigan struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 22 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

Wigan Athletic - Bristol 0-0 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last three meetings: zero - two - one (Bristol wins - draws - Wigan Athletic wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Bristol RoversB. Hanlan
B. Hanlan
6 goals
BristolS. Nicholson
S. Nicholson
5 goals
Wigan AthleticK. Joseph
K. Joseph
5 goals

Bristol Rovers missing players

Wigan Athletic missing players

Bristol Rovers Wigan Athletic
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 13 3 Played P 4 14 29
7 4 1 Won W 2 4 6
6 1 1 Drew D 1 2 6
15 8 1 Lost L 1 8 17
27 14 4 Scored S 8 14 29
46 21 3 Conceded C 7 22 56
89% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 93%
79% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 64% 69%
39% 46% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 43% 52%
25% 23% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 14% 31%
18% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 14% 31%
46% 46% 67% BTTS BTTS 50% 43% 48%
21% 15% 33% Clean Sheets C S 25% 14% 17%
43% 38% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 43% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.4 0.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.1 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
10.9 10.2 11.7 Shots (avg) S ( 10 8.7 9
3.1 3.2 3.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 2.1 2.4
31% 33% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 62% 48% 41%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Bristol Rovers have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Bristol Rovers haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Wigan Athletic has the most conceded goals (56) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic has the most conceded goals in the second half (33) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic has the the worst goal difference (-27) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lincoln City 28 17 5 6 42 23 14 7 2 5 21 17 14 10 3 1 21 6 19 56
2 Peterborough United 28 17 4 7 46 25 14 11 2 1 32 10 14 6 2 6 14 15 21 55
3 Hull City 30 16 5 9 49 27 14 8 2 4 15 8 16 8 3 5 34 19 22 53
4 Doncaster Rovers 27 15 4 8 46 34 15 9 3 3 28 17 12 6 1 5 18 17 12 49
5 Portsmouth 28 14 6 8 45 27 16 6 4 6 22 16 12 8 2 2 23 11 18 48
6 Sunderland 28 12 11 5 42 24 14 5 5 4 18 16 14 7 6 1 24 8 18 47
7 Accrington Stanley 27 13 7 7 39 28 14 7 4 3 18 10 13 6 3 4 21 18 11 46
8 Oxford United 27 13 5 9 43 34 12 7 2 3 19 11 15 6 3 6 24 23 9 44
9 Charlton Athletic 29 12 8 9 44 39 13 4 4 5 23 24 16 8 4 4 21 15 5 44
10 Plymouth Argyle 29 11 9 9 39 43 15 8 4 3 23 19 14 3 5 6 16 24 -4 42
11 Milton Keynes Dons 29 11 8 10 42 36 14 5 6 3 23 18 15 6 2 7 19 18 6 41
12 Ipswich Town 27 12 5 10 30 27 16 8 2 6 16 14 11 4 3 4 14 13 3 41
13 Blackpool 26 12 4 10 30 26 11 7 1 3 14 10 15 5 3 7 16 16 4 40
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 11 7 11 37 37 14 7 4 3 22 14 15 4 3 8 15 23 0 40
15 Gillingham 29 12 4 13 38 40 16 6 2 8 19 23 13 6 2 5 19 17 -2 40
16 Fleetwood Town 29 9 9 11 33 26 15 6 6 3 20 10 14 3 3 8 13 16 7 36
17 Shrewsbury Town 26 8 10 8 27 29 12 3 5 4 15 15 14 5 5 4 12 14 -2 34
18 Rochdale 29 6 9 14 41 55 15 1 7 7 17 31 14 5 2 7 24 24 -14 27
19 Bristol Rovers 28 7 6 15 27 46 13 4 1 8 14 21 15 3 5 7 13 25 -19 27
20 Swindon Town 29 8 3 18 34 54 16 6 1 9 17 24 13 2 2 9 17 30 -20 27
21 AFC Wimbledon 27 6 7 14 29 50 11 2 2 7 14 23 16 4 5 7 15 27 -21 25
22 Northampton Town 29 6 7 16 23 47 14 3 3 8 8 20 15 3 4 8 15 27 -24 25
23 Wigan Athletic 29 6 6 17 29 56 15 2 4 9 15 34 14 4 2 8 14 22 -27 24
24 Burton Albion 27 5 7 15 32 54 14 3 2 9 18 31 13 2 5 6 14 23 -22 22

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The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.