Plymouth Argyle vs Wigan Athletic betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Home Park (18000 seats)

The Plymouth Argyle & Wigan Athletic bosses R. Lowe and L. Richardson are both afraid of and eagerly anticipating this highly important fixture in the higher area of the League One league table.

Insights:
  • Plymouth Argyle have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Wigan Athletic have the most scored goals in the second half (24) 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 Plymouth and Wigan Athletic.

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Plymouth Argyle form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Home Park as Plymouth Argyle have scored 16 goals to get 21 points from 10 games. The overall stats in the League One are 6-3-1 (wins-draws-losses).

Stress levels are on the rise for Plymouth Argyle's attacking players as they have now played 194 minutes without scoring in a league game. R. Hardie was their last goal scorer.

The Plymouth crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-3 to Wycombe Wanderers here at Home Park in a League One match. Midfield player Danny Mayor got a match rating of 7.45 in that game, the max score being 10. Mayor hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times and had 32 successful passes (of 37 total).

Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Charlton Athletic (0-2).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Plymouth have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found five matches with the results: Won two, drawn one and lost two.

The Plymouth fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 16 goals in 10 league matches. Plymouth are not conceding a lot of goals here at Home Park in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 10 matches.

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Wigan Athletic form and stats

Wigan Athletic's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed Wigan Athletic collect 19 points from their 8 away matches in the League One. 6 victories and 1 draw have created these points (and only 1 defeat). The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Sunderland game have they lost an away game, meaning Wigan has taken points from seven away matches in a row.

Wigan has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Cambridge United for a League One game that ended a draw (2-2). The match against Cambridge United looked like a defeat for Wigan, but they did not accept the outcome and clawed their way back to 2-2. Callum Lang equalized in the 87th minute. Midfield player Max Power was the top player of the team with a match rating of 8.0/10. Power served one assist, hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times and had 78 successful passes (of 96 total).

Preceding that game was the away FA Cup victory against Solihull Moors (after extra-time) with the score of 2-1.

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

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

Today's guests are confident travelers having scored 20 goals in 8 league games away this season. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (7 so far). It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Head to head numbers (for the preceeding four meetings): Plymouth Argyle won zero games, one match ended with a tie and Wigan Athletic have three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: one / three

Top Goalscorers

PlymouthR. Hardie
R. Hardie
9 goals
Wigan AthleticW. Keane
W. Keane
8 goals
Wigan AthleticC. Lang
C. Lang
6 goals

Plymouth Argyle missing players

Wigan Athletic missing players

Plymouth Argyle Wigan Athletic
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
19 10 2 Played P 1 8 17
10 6 1 Won W 0 6 11
6 3 0 Drew D 0 1 2
3 1 1 Lost L 1 1 4
32 16 3 Scored S 1 20 32
20 9 3 Conceded C 2 7 15
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
89% 90% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 88%
58% 60% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 53%
21% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 24%
5% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 12%
58% 60% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 53%
26% 30% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 50% 47%
16% 10% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
5.7 7 6.5 Corners for (avg) C F 2 6.2 6.6
5.7 3.9 3.5 Corners against (avg) C A 7 3.2 3.3
1.6 1.6 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.2 2.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
13.7 17.1 19.5 Shots (avg) S ( 7 13.9 13.2
5 5.8 5.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 5.5 4.6
34% 28% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 45% 41%
 
11.7 9.9 13.5 Shots against (avg) S A 14 9.4 9.3
3.3 3.1 4.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 3.1 2.8
Key stats in League One this season:
  • All of Wigan Athletic's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Plymouth Argyle have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Plymouth Argyle have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Plymouth Argyle haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Wigan Athletic have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Wigan Athletic have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Wigan Athletic have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Wigan Athletic have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (7) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic have the most points (19) away in League One
  • Wigan Athletic have the most scored goals (20) away in League One
  • Wigan Athletic have the most scored goals in the second half (24) in League One
  • Wigan Athletic have the the best goal difference (+13) away in League One
  • Wigan Athletic haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rotherham United 18 11 4 3 34 13 10 6 2 2 22 10 8 5 2 1 12 3 21 37
2 Wycombe Wanderers 19 11 4 4 30 21 9 7 0 2 15 11 10 4 4 2 15 10 9 37
3 Plymouth Argyle 19 10 6 3 32 20 10 6 3 1 16 9 9 4 3 2 16 11 12 36
4 Wigan Athletic 17 11 2 4 32 15 9 5 1 3 12 8 8 6 1 1 20 7 17 35
5 Sheffield Wednesday 19 8 8 3 26 19 9 5 3 1 13 6 10 3 5 2 13 13 7 32
6 Sunderland 17 10 2 5 28 22 8 7 0 1 16 4 9 3 2 4 12 18 6 32
7 Oxford United 17 9 4 4 29 18 10 7 2 1 21 9 7 2 2 3 8 9 11 31
8 Milton Keynes Dons 18 9 4 5 33 24 9 6 1 2 15 10 9 3 3 3 18 14 9 31
9 Portsmouth 19 8 5 6 25 22 9 5 2 2 14 10 10 3 3 4 11 12 3 29
10 Cheltenham Town 18 7 5 6 24 28 9 5 2 2 13 11 9 2 3 4 11 17 -4 26
11 Bolton Wanderers 19 7 4 8 27 27 9 4 3 2 14 13 10 3 1 6 13 14 0 25
12 Burton Albion 19 7 4 8 20 23 10 5 2 3 16 12 9 2 2 5 4 11 -3 25
13 Ipswich Town 19 6 6 7 34 29 10 3 5 2 19 16 9 3 1 5 15 13 5 24
14 Charlton Athletic 19 6 5 8 26 26 10 3 3 4 15 14 9 3 2 4 11 12 0 23
15 Cambridge United 19 5 8 6 26 33 10 3 5 2 14 15 9 2 3 4 12 18 -7 23
16 Lincoln City 18 5 6 7 20 23 9 2 3 4 8 12 9 3 3 3 12 11 -3 21
17 Accrington Stanley 18 6 3 9 22 36 8 4 1 3 12 15 10 2 2 6 10 21 -14 21
18 AFC Wimbledon 17 5 5 7 24 28 8 2 4 2 13 13 9 3 1 5 11 15 -4 20
19 Morecambe 18 5 4 9 29 33 9 3 3 3 14 13 9 2 1 6 15 20 -4 19
20 Gillingham 19 3 8 8 16 26 9 2 3 4 7 13 10 1 5 4 9 13 -10 17
21 Shrewsbury Town 18 4 4 10 17 25 9 4 2 3 12 11 9 0 2 7 5 14 -8 16
22 Fleetwood Town 17 3 5 9 28 32 9 2 2 5 15 16 8 1 3 4 13 16 -4 14
23 Doncaster Rovers 18 3 4 11 11 32 8 3 3 2 8 8 10 0 1 9 3 24 -21 13
24 Crewe Alexandra 19 2 6 11 16 34 9 2 3 4 10 16 10 0 3 7 6 18 -18 12

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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.