Wigan Athletic - Charlton Athletic predictions and free betting tips [31/10/2023]
English football matches are a must-watch as they offer spectators thrilling memories and even spark curiosity among those less interested in the sport. On October 31st in the League 1, England's third-tier division, Wigan will be playing at home against Charlton at the DW Stadium. Let's delve into the team's current states to help make a decision that could bolster our bank.
This team have been shuttling between League 1 and the Championship for nearly eight years. After winning the League 1 in the 2021/2022 season, Wigan once again earned the right to play in the English Second Division, but their performance fell short, causing them to finish 22nd, and return to where they started.
Due to financial concerns, the team lost 8 points, making it difficult for Wigan to climb the top of the league with such handicap. They currently sit at 19th. In the 10th tour, they lost to Burton (1:2). A close defeat followed in the next tour against Stevenage. They then managed to beat Exeter City away (2:0). The team followed up with a victory over Oxford (2:0), and in the recent game, they triumphed over Shrewsbury again (2:0).
A renowned team that started the 21st century in the Premier League, only to be relegated to the Championship and subsequently to the League 1. Since then, Charlton alternates between League 1 and the Championship, having twice reached the second division in the last ten years. Last season, they were satisfied with the 10th place in the league table, and they currently stand at the 15th position.
In the 10th tour of the current season, the game against Exeter City ended in a victory for them (4:1). They followed this with a draw against Blackpool (2:2). The next match saw them registering a smashing victory against Reading (4:0). However, they lost to Lincoln thereafter (1:3), and in the last tour, they lost to Bolton (0:2).
Head to Head
The last face-off between Charlton and Wigan took place on February 12, 2022. That encounter ended with a home victory for Wigan (2:1).
In this encounter, the hosts are the clear favourites for me. In the last three matches, Wigan have shown a commendable performance, which might fuel their confidence to continue their winning streak. Whereas, Charlton's away performance has been poor this season, not bagging a single victory so far.