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Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 18th March 2018

15th March 2018 / lee
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Wigan v Southampton FA Cup, 18th March 1.30pm

Are Southampton saving themselves for the FA Cup? That is a pretty unlikely scenario and they have just not been performing. But with the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrini will that give them a shake-up? It will be interesting to see how they will perform with the change having been made. League One side Wigan have already taken out major Premier League opposition and won’t have anything to fear in this one.

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Odds*

Southampton 23/20, Draw 9/4, Wigan 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Betting Tips

What a journey it has been for Wigan this season. They are in the hunt for promotion up to the Championship and they have had nothing short of an epic FA Cup run. When they started their campaign against League Two side Crawley last November, they probably wouldn’t have imagined how far they would get. They were up against Premier League side Bournemouth in the third round and beat the Cherries 3-0 back at the DW Stadium after almost winning on the south coast. Then they brushed aside West Ham 2-0 at home and then came their biggest success. A 1-0 home win over FA Cup favourites Manchester City thanks to a late strike by Will Grigg. Wigan to win to nil at William Hill has to have some appeal therefore in this one at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). They have been so strong at the DW Stadium all season and have lost just one of their last thirteen there and have won five of their last seven on home soil (D1 L1). Wigan have earned eight clean sheets in their last ten home fixtures.

It’s hard to not see the appeal in them and a Wigan 1-0 in the William Hill correct score market is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). There have only been the three games previously between these. The first was an FA Cup meeting which Southampton won 3-0 at home in 1986. Then the two were paired up in the 2012/13 Premier League with Wigan taking four points away from the two games after winning away and drawing at home.

Southampton were abysmal in a league loss against Newcastle last weekend, the players just looked as if they had thrown in the towel. It’ll be interesting to see if that was just a move to get Mauricio Pellegrino out of the door. Southampton are W2 D2 L2 in their last six games and both wins in what sequence were against the struggling West Brom. The Saints have edged their way through the FA Cup this season with one-goal margin wins over Fulham, Watford and then West Brom. Their away from isn’t all that bad really recently with a W3 D3 L1 record posted, it was just the manner of that loss at Newcastle which really hurt, because the Saints were bad. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last five road games and under 2.5 goals at William Hill returns 6/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). The Saints will be in danger of marching into trouble at the DW.

Who will win – Wigan v Southampton FA Cup Predictions

The Latics are the ones with the appeal in the fixture because of what they have achieved on home soil in the FA Cup already this season. It’s just hard to know if Southampton just stopped playing under Pellegrino or if they are just that bad. Either way, back the home side.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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