Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Norwich City will start as favorites to win the upcoming match against Wigan Athletic as per the latest predictions.
The new season of the English Football League (EFL) is expected to get heated up in the coming days with many mouth-watering encounters. Norwich City will look to secure all three points and register their first win of the season when they host Wigan Athletic for the next EFL fixture on Saturday, 6 August. The Canaries must be disappointed as they couldn’t start the campaign on a positive note as they lost the season opener against Cardiff City. Dean Smith’s men will aim to put pressure on the Latics in their home stadium on Saturday.
Wigan Athletic will face a tough challenge to avoid a loss against Norwich City in the upcoming matchup at the Carrow Road Stadium. The Latics looked in excellent form in the Club Friendlies as they remained unbeaten in all 5 games. In the first game of the season, Wigan Athletic played a goalless draw with Preston. They need to bring out their best to pose a serious challenge to the Canaries on Saturday.
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Odds
|Platform||Norwich City||Draw||Wigan Athletic||Predicted Winner|
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Recent Form
Norwich City’s attack seemed to struggle in the first match against Cardiff City as they faced a 0-1 defeat. But it’s too early to judge any team as the tournament has just gone underway. The players and the team management need some more games to understand the strengths and what are the areas they need to work on to improve. In the Club Friendlies, the Canaries 4 games. They lost 2 matches and 1 of them ended in a draw. Norwich City played the Premier League in the last season and finished at the 20th spot with 22 points rom 38 matches.
Wigan Athletic started their campaign by playing a 0-0 draw with Preston. The Latics looked in promising touch in the Club Friendlies last month. They won 4 matches, while 1 of them ended in a draw. Wigan Athletic finished the League One Cup last year as the table-toppers with 92 points from 46 matches.
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Recent Team Stats (All Competitions)
|Stats||Norwich City||Wigan Athletic|
|Goals per game||1.75||2.40|
|Goals conceded per game||0.88||0.60|
|Clean Sheets %||38%||40%|
|Ball Possession %||33.83%||55.00%|
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Form Guide
As per the form guide, Wigan Athletic seems to be having an upper hand as they are unbeaten for a long time. Norwich City, on the other hand, will aim to avoid their fourth straight loss.
Norwich City: L L L W W W
Wigan Athletic: D W D W W
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Last Match Analysis
Norwich City: It was a riveting contest between Norwich City and Cardiff City last week. In the 49th minute, the deadlock got broken with a brilliant goal from Romaine Sawyers. The Canaries had a good chance to level after seven minutes by the effort of Todd Cantwell. However, Kenny McLean’s kick made the ball go on to the bar before Hanley cleared. It was a game of high temper and fierce collisions took place on many occasions. As a result, both teams were reduced to 10 men by the end of the match. Onel Hernandez who came in as a substitute looked in very good touch but he couldn’t trouble the opposition.
Reaction from Norwich City coach Dean Smith: “The second half was chaotic, and the first half start scrappy with both teams being quite cagey. Our final ball in the final third wasn’t as good as it should have been and we lacked that quality which probably cost us the game. The least we should be leaving here with is a point.”
Wigan Athletic: Wigan Athletic might just be slightly disappointed to not win their home fixture in the first game of the season. However, they have all the reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming fixtures. It was a busy day for the goalkeeper Ben Amos. He made two brilliant saves and denied Troy Parrott and Emil Riis from scoring towards the end of the first half. Overall, it was a collective effort from the team and the Latics, and hope for better performance in the upcoming away game against Norwich City.
Reaction from Wigan Athletic coach Leam Richardson: “Sometimes the sending off doesn’t help. I felt the first half it was toing and froing, they probably shaded it. The second half we grew into it a bit more, but with the sending off they’re able to drop 10 yards deeper. On reflection, a clean sheet, first game back into the Championship. These lads have done great.”
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: H2H
Matches: 15 | Norwich City: 7 | Draw: 5 | Wigan Athletic: 3
Recent 5 Meetings: Norwich City: 2 | Draw: 2 | Wigan Athletic: 1
Last Meeting: The match ended in a 1-1 draw in a League Championship fixture on 14 April 2019.
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Previous Meeting Highlights
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Possible Lineup
Norwich City (4-3-3): Krul; Giannoulis, Hanley, Omobamidele, Aarons; McClean, Sorensen, Cantwell; Rashica, Pucci, Sargent
Wigan Athletic (4-2-3-1): Amos; Darikwa, Whatmough, Tilt, Bennett; Power, Naylor; Lang, Keane, McClean; Magennis
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Defensive and Offensive Stats
Norwich City relies on the experienced Dutch goalkeeper, Tim Krul. Krul had a tough day in the first match as he managed just 1 save and conceded a goal. However, Krul is a promising goalkeeper and he will aim for better performance in the next game.
The English goalkeeper Ben Amos played very well against Preston in the season opener for Wigan Athletic. Amos made two brilliant saves and made sure his side doesn’t concede a goal.
In the defense department, Grant Hanley and Max Aarons are the leading defenders for the Canaries. Hanley added 3 clearances and 2 tackles to his name in the first match. Aarons made 3 tackles and he got a dribbling success of 71%.
Jack Whatmough has been a consistent defender for the Latics. Whatmough made 2 tackles in the last match along with a success of 80% in total duels. Curtis Tilt is another important defender who added 4 clearances to his name with 80% success in ground duels.
Some of the key midfielders for Norwich City include Todd Cantwell and Jacod Lungi Sorensen. Cantwell made 3 crucial interceptions against Cardiff City and he played with a passing accuracy of 71%. Sorensen maintained his passing accuracy at 84% with 55% success in ground duels.
Tom Naylor is one of the important midfielders for Wigan Athletic. Naylor played with a passing accuracy of 76% in the first match along with 67% success in aerial duels. James McClean is another star midfielder who maintained his passing accuracy of 87%, winning 100% of total duels.
The forward attack of Norwich City is led by Josh Sargent. Sargent put 2 shots on target in the last fixture. He also won 67% of aerial duels. Milot Rashica is another promising striker who played with a 64% success in total duels in the last game.
Josh Magennis spearheads the attack for the Latics. Magennis couldn’t shine in the season opener. He made just 1 key pass and played with a passing accuracy of 69%.
Norwich City vs Wigan Athletic Prediction: Winner
Norwich City has undoubtedly been the better side historically. However, their current form does not look too good as they have faced 3 consecutive losses. The Canaries have a bright chance to get back their top form against the Latics in their home stadium on Saturday. On the other hand, Wigan Athletic is playing consistently well. They will aim to capitalize on the momentum and give a tough fight to Norwich City in the upcoming game. As per the predictions and betting platforms, Norwich City is expected to win this contest.
Also Read: Birmingham vs Huddersfield Prediction