EFL Championship: Game week 37
Stadium: DW Stadium
14th March 2023
On Tuesday night in the Championship, Wigan Athletic will aim to secure a crucial win in their battle for survival when they welcome Coventry City to the DW Stadium. In their previous match, the Latics faced a tough challenge at the home ground of the league leaders, Burnley, while Coventry's efforts to make the playoffs were hindered when they were held to a draw at home by Hull City.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Wigan Athletic’s Form
Wigan's chances of avoiding relegation from the second tier this season look bleak after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Turf Moor against Burnley, managed by Vincent Kompany. The visitors, who picked up their 18th loss of the campaign, had little chance of a comeback after Omar Rekik received a red card just 28 minutes into the match. Nathan Tella scored twice, and Lyle Foster added another to seal the victory for Burnley. Wigan only managed two shots throughout the game, compared to Burnley's 27. Despite this setback, Wigan's fate this season will not be determined solely by matches against teams like Burnley. However, boss Shaun Maloney's team must start winning consistently to catch up with their relegation rivals. With just six points from their last seven matches and currently at the bottom of the Championship table with 32 points, they are six points behind 21st-placed Cardiff City. The DW Stadium has been a relatively successful venue for Wigan recently, having gone unbeaten in their last three home games. However, anything other than a win on Tuesday would not aid their goal of avoiding relegation.
Wigan Athletic’s possible starting lineup
Lang, Fletcher, Magennis, Keane, Power, Naylor, Nyambe, Caulker, Hughes, Darikwa and Amos
Coventry City’s Form
On Saturday afternoon in the West Midlands, Coventry maintained their unbeaten streak in the Championship with a 1-1 draw against Hull. Matt Godden's goal canceled out Oscar Estupinan's opener for Hull, and while Coventry avoided defeat, they missed an opportunity to make up ground on the top-six positions despite the chances they created. Both West Bromwich Albion and sixth-placed Millwall won their matches, pushing Coventry down to ninth in the second-tier standings, trailing the playoffs by four points with only 10 games remaining. Despite a dip in form in January, Coventry could be a surprise contender for a playoff spot with their favourable schedule ahead. Viktor Gyokeres, who assisted Godden's equalizer, has been the most productive player in the Championship this season with 24 goal contributions.
Coventry City’s predicted lineup
Godden, Gyokeres, Norton-Cuffy, Bidwell, Hamer, Eccles, Dabo, Doyle, McFadzean, McNally and Wilson
Wigan Athletic vs Coventry City expert tips
Wigan is going through a rough patch lately, which is a critical time for them to secure wins and maintain their position in the Championship. Adding to their woes, they are up against one of the league's most formidable attackers, Gyokeres from Coventry, who will be playing at DW stadium. On the other hand, Coventry missed a chance to grab all three points against Hull on Saturday, so they will be eager to make amends and vent their frustration on a struggling Wigan side come Tuesday night. Our prediction for the match is that it will end with a Coventry City win, with the game producing less than 2.5 goals.