Doncaster Rovers vs Wigan Athletic: Soccer betting preview

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Keepmoat Stadium (15231 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Doncaster Rovers are in the 10th position while the guesting Wigan Athletic worry at 23rd.

Insights:
  • Doncaster Rovers is in the worst form (0-2-4)
  • Wigan Athletic have the the worst goal difference (-27) in League One

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Doncaster Rovers form and stats

Doncaster Rovers have collected 37 points from their League One home games so far after 11-4-4. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Doncaster to get some points in this home game.

The fans are hoping that Doncaster will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the League One game against Bristol Rovers (placed 21st). Preceding that match was a defeat to Charlton Athletic (0-1).

Ellery Balcombe had a busy but productive day in the Bristol Rovers match. Despite making six saves the loss could not be prevented.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the League One game versus Burton Albion in only three days. This game is also played here at The Keepmoat Stadium.

A decent goal production from Doncaster in their home games so far, with 32 goals from 19 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 20 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Wigan Athletic form and stats

The visitors, who have the the worst goal difference (-27) in League One, are W6-D3-L11 on the road this term. That's in the League One. Wigan seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?

The attacking players of Wigan have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 359 minutes.

Home advantage was not enough for Wigan in their previous game, as they lost their League One-match, hosting Portsmouth, 0-1. Prior to that match, the Wigan manager L. Richardson faced defeat when travelling to Gillingham and losing 0-1.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Sunderland in just three days.

The visiting Wigan have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 21 goals from 20 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Wigan have conceded 30 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Wigan Athletic - Doncaster Rovers 1-0 entered in the official records. As for the last seven games between these two teams, there's two Doncaster Rovers victories, two draws and three Wigan Athletic wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

DoncasterF. Okenabirhie
F. Okenabirhie
9 goals
Doncaster RoversR. James
R. James
7 goals
Wigan AthleticC. Lang
C. Lang
7 goals

Doncaster Rovers missing players

Wigan Athletic missing players

Doncaster Rovers Wigan Athletic
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
37 19 6 Played P 7 20 39
17 11 4 Won W 1 6 9
6 4 1 Drew D 1 3 8
14 4 1 Lost L 5 11 22
54 32 9 Scored S 5 21 39
48 20 3 Conceded C 12 30 66
97% 95% 83% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 92%
70% 68% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 86% 70% 67%
59% 53% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 43% 45% 49%
30% 26% 17% Over 3.5 O 3.5 14% 15% 26%
16% 26% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 10% 23%
62% 63% 33% BTTS BTTS 43% 50% 46%
19% 21% 50% Clean Sheets C S 14% 15% 21%
22% 21% 33% Failed to Score F T 43% 35% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1 0.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.4 1.4 1.5
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
12.3 13.1 14.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.9 9.4 9.4
4.3 4.4 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.3 2.8 2.7
34% 38% 32% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 38% 37%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Doncaster Rovers have the fewest matches under the total-line (15) in League One
  • Doncaster Rovers is in the worst form (0-2-4)
  • Wigan Athletic have the fewest scored goals in the first half (16) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic have the most conceded goals in the second half (40) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic have the most dropped points from leading position (24) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic have 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 Hull City 40 23 7 10 68 32 20 12 3 5 25 10 20 11 4 5 43 22 36 76
2 Peterborough United 39 22 7 10 67 38 19 14 3 2 44 15 20 8 4 8 23 23 29 73
3 Sunderland 38 19 14 5 59 29 19 9 6 4 27 18 19 10 8 1 32 11 30 71
4 Portsmouth 38 19 7 12 56 40 20 8 5 7 27 21 18 11 2 5 29 19 16 64
5 Blackpool 37 18 9 10 50 33 18 9 6 3 26 17 19 9 3 7 24 16 17 63
6 Lincoln City 37 18 8 11 55 40 19 8 3 8 28 26 18 10 5 3 27 14 15 62
7 Charlton Athletic 38 16 11 11 55 50 18 6 5 7 30 33 20 10 6 4 25 17 5 59
8 Ipswich Town 38 17 8 13 41 38 20 11 3 6 22 17 18 6 5 7 19 21 3 59
9 Gillingham 40 17 7 16 56 54 20 9 3 8 28 28 20 8 4 8 28 26 2 58
10 Doncaster Rovers 37 17 6 14 54 48 19 11 4 4 32 20 18 6 2 10 22 28 6 57
11 Accrington Stanley 38 16 9 13 51 52 19 9 5 5 24 16 19 7 4 8 27 36 -1 57
12 Oxford United 39 16 8 15 53 48 19 9 4 6 25 17 20 7 4 9 28 31 5 56
13 Milton Keynes Dons 39 15 9 15 55 54 20 8 7 5 30 25 19 7 2 10 25 29 1 54
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 15 9 14 47 48 19 9 5 5 28 21 19 6 4 9 19 27 -1 54
15 Fleetwood Town 39 14 11 14 42 33 20 8 7 5 24 14 19 6 4 9 18 19 9 53
16 Plymouth Argyle 40 14 10 16 50 63 20 11 4 5 30 27 20 3 6 11 20 36 -13 52
17 Shrewsbury Town 37 12 13 12 43 42 18 5 7 6 25 23 19 7 6 6 18 19 1 49
18 Burton Albion 38 12 9 17 48 62 19 6 2 11 25 37 19 6 7 6 23 25 -14 45
19 Northampton Town 40 10 9 21 33 57 20 7 4 9 16 22 20 3 5 12 17 35 -24 39
20 Swindon Town 39 11 4 24 45 69 20 7 1 12 21 32 19 4 3 12 24 37 -24 37
21 Bristol Rovers 40 10 7 23 39 63 20 7 2 11 23 28 20 3 5 12 16 35 -24 37
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 8 12 18 36 61 18 4 4 10 19 31 20 4 8 8 17 30 -25 36
23 Wigan Athletic 39 9 8 22 39 66 19 3 5 11 18 36 20 6 3 11 21 30 -27 35
24 Rochdale 38 7 12 19 47 69 19 1 9 9 20 38 19 6 3 10 27 31 -22 33

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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.