Wigan Tipped To Make It A Losing Start For Southampton's Mark Hughes

Wigan v Southampton - Sunday 18th March 2018, 13:30 (DW Stadium)

Wigan Athletic will be encouraged by what is sure to be rapturous home crowd at the DW, who are sure to be still on a high from the previous round’s shock win over Manchester City, when they welcome Southampton F.C in the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon. Wigan have claimed three Premier League side scalps on route to this fixture- with Bournemouth and West Ham pushed aside along with the Citizens. Southampton have managed tight wins over Championship side Fulham, Watford and West Ham to get into the last eight.

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Tips Wigan to win by one goal    Best Bet @ 4 / 1  

Southampton have had a turbulent week which featured a 3-0 league loss to Newcastle and the removal of Mauricio Pellegrino as manager. The Saints currently sit only one point above the relegation zone in the Premier League. They have decent players but appear to have no semblance of a team and will still be without Charlie Austin for the fixture on Sunday. Speaking volumes about the situation at St. Mary’s, he remains top-scorer for the Saints, despite being out since before Christmas.

For the home side, Will Grigg dominated headlines in the aftermath of the City result, instigating a much-welcome resurgence of his infamous chant on the wider stage. The Latics top scorer has registered 18 goals this term across all competitions and tops the table for the club, most recently contributing a goal in the last match against Scunthorpe.
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Attacking midfielder Nick Powell, however, leads the pack for Wigan in League One, and he matches Grigg at 13/2 (Betfair) to replicate this form as first goal-scorer in the FA Cup, which is a much better prospect than backing either Saints’ Manolo Gabbiadini or Guido Carillo at the same price. Gabbiadini has scored only four goals this term- a barren spell of 4 months being broken in a 1-1 league draw with Burnley- whilst Carillo has failed to score in 6 appearances since his January move from Monaco.

With five wins, Southampton have the second fewest in their division, and are also one of the lowest scoring teams. Each win they have had, an anomalous 4-1 home win against Everton notwithstanding, has been by a one goal margin. Wigan have drawn plaudits for their defensive performances, with particular attention being paid to centre-back Daniel Burn. They maintain one of the best defensive statistics across the whole of the Football League this season.

If Southampton are to be considered favourites for this FA Cup- purely based on their current Premiership status- they are best at 6/5 with Coral. However, an arguably more appealing bet is for Wigan to take advantage of both playing at home and Southampton’s current disarray. To win by 1 goal is offered at 4/1 by Paddy Power. Southampton hold the league high of 13 draws in the Premier League this season. This coupled with Wigan’s last two results in League One- 3-3 and 2-2 with Scunthorpe and Blackburn, respectively- means that a tied score on Sunday draws best 12/5 from bet365.

Posted: Friday, 16th March 2018
Author: Jack Porter

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