Sunderland v Wigan
England Carabao Cup
Date: 21 September 2021, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: DW Stadium
Wigan Athletic take on Sunderland in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening as the hosts are set to edge this tie out by the finest of margins.
In the league, the hosts currently sit on top of the table as the visitors sit 2nd in the table. There is a decent amount of rivalry between these two sides to see who comes out on top in the league and Tuesday night is a good opportunity for both these sides to gain short-term glory.
Wigan’s road to the 3rd round of the EFL cup has been a rollercoaster so far. They defeated Hull City on penalties after the full time score line was drawn at 1-1. At the same time, they drew against Bolton 0-0 and won on penalties.
It is quiet an achievement for Wigan Athletic to secure their places in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup without winning in normal regulation time, but Leam Richardson won’t bother much as the club’s progression into the Cup will be a key aspect to the club’s growth.
On the other hand, Sunderland have mostly worked themselves into a win in their first two rounds.
They defeated Port Vale 2-1 away from home in the first round of the Cup which saw a goal in either half from Josh Hawkes and Aiden O’Brien in the 40th and 50th minute of the game respectively.
Wigan vs Sunderland Head-to-Head
In the last 10 encounters between these two sides:
- Wigan have won thrice while Sunderland have won 5 times.
- 31 goals have been scored in these previous 10 meetings.
- On an average, 3.1 goals have been scored per game.
- The previous meeting between these two sides saw Sunderland claim a 2-1 win.
Wigan vs Sunderland Prediction
The hosts are set to win this encounter considering that they will be at home and they will feed off the energy and support of their fans. Wigan are expected to edge a last-grasp win and hence, we back the odds at 2.37 for the hosts to claim victory in this fixture.
On the other hand, both sides will come out all guns blazing as their progression into the next round is dependent on their performance on Tuesday night.
The attacking approach taken by both sides should see both teams scoring and hence, we back the odds at 1.75 for the above to take place.