Peterborough vs Wigan
The first game I'm going to preview in this thread this weekend is the 3pm GMT clash in League One between table toppers Peterborough and relegation strugglers Wigan at the Weston Homes Stadium. Everything here is pointing to a solid home win but is there any chance the away side could defy the form books and spring a shock victory upon their hosts?
Peterborough are a team flying right now. Darren Ferguson's men are top of the table and clear of 2nd place Lincoln by 1 point and 5 points ahead of 3rd placed Hull with 2 games in hand on the Humberside club. The Posh have won 5 league games in a row to help propel them up the table from play-off contenders to automatic promotion favourites. Home form has been key in their success this season. The team have only lost 1 of their 14 home league games this season and have scored 32 goals during that period.
Wigan come into this game knowing time is running out to get themselves out of the mess they're in. Financial issues have dogged the club for years and they now face another relegation down to League Two unless their results pick up soon. The Latics are in 22nd place and just 1 point from safety but most of the teams above them have 1-2 games in hand. Leam Richardson is the caretake manager back in charge after the John Sheridan experiment died a quick death. The 2-1 win away to Bristol Rovers showed there is still some fight left in this side but their recent record in the league still stands at 6 losses from their last 8 league games. However, it is 2 wins from their last 3 away league matches.
I appreciate this game won't be as cut and dry as the league table suggests. Peterborough are in-form at home and have been dominant on their own patch all season. Wigan are a stubborn proposition on the road though. I'm not saying I think Wigan will win this but I certainly don't think it'll be as one-sided as some think. Peterborough will need to work hard to grind out the victory here.
Peterborough to Win & BTTS @ 3.60 with Bet365
Peterborough HT/FT @ 2.25 with Novibet