Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds vs Wigan: Whites to close in on automatic promotion

Kick-off: 1500, 19/04/2019

Stadium: Elland Road

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Leeds are within sniffing distance of a return to the Premier League and should prove too strong for poor travellers Wigan at Elland Road.

The Latics held Championship leaders Norwich to a draw at DW Stadium on Sunday but have only picked up two points from their last eight away matches.

Paul Cook’s side have netted in six of those road trips, though, so 2/1 for United to win and both teams to score is our initial Leeds vs Wigan prediction.

A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds

Leeds looked in danger of slipping into the play-offs when losing to Sheffield United and Birmingham recently, but wins over Preston and Sheffield Wednesday have steadied the ship.

Jack Harrison hit a second-half winner against the Owls to open up a three-point cushion on the third-placed Blades.

“Things are positive for us right now, but we need to just stay calm and to keep our focus,” said Marcelo Bielsa. “There are still important games to play and the job is not done.

“We were very good in defence and very good in attack, it was a very pleasing performance.

“We created loads of chances, but we need to be more efficient and take more of those chances. We could have made it more comfortable.”

Wigan have conceded 42 times away from home this term, so Leeds should enjoy more chances to hit the target here.

Looking at the Leeds vs Wigan odds, we reckon 19/20 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game is a safe option.

A Look At Wigan Athletic’s Betting Odds

Wigan are just two points above the drop zone but are battling hard to avoid a quick return to League One, losing only one of their last five games after drawing 1-1 with Norwich.

The Latics led at the break through Reece James’ penalty and had some decent chances to extend their advantage, but Teemu Pukki equalised 10 minutes from time with a cool finish.

Cook commented: “We’ve gone up against a very, very good side, they’re excellent in everything they do, and we’ve matched them.

“We’ve taken the game to them, we’ve engaged them, we’ve pressed them at the top end of the pitch and we’re unlucky not to have beaten them.”

Wigan will hope to do enough to stay up in remaining home games against Preston and Millwall, but they have suffered from travel sickness all season.

A record of just one win from 21 away games, and a division-high 16 defeats, tells its own story.

Let’s finish off our Leeds vs Wigan betting tips by taking 21/2 for the hosts to oblige 3-1.

Additional stats

Last result:

LEEDS 1-0 Sheff Wed – Jack Harrison

WIGAN 1-1 Norwich – Reece James (pen)

Head-to-head: Wigan 1-2 Leeds

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