Wigan vs Southampton: Saints to benefit from change of leadership

Wigan vs Southampton: Saints to benefit from change of leadership

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Odds: Wigan 5/2, Draw 23/10, Southampton 23/20

Kick Off: 1330, 18/03/2018

Stadium: DW Stadium

TV: BBC One

Southampton’s Premier League woes cost Mauricio Pellegrino his job but Wigan may feel the backlash in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final clash.

A change at the top often has an immediate impact on struggling clubs and we believe this could be a prime example.

Saints are a much better team than their league position suggests and we’re backing them at 23/20 to prove a class apart here in our Wigan vs Southampton betting predictions.

A Look At Wigan Athletic’s Betting Odds

Wigan have already claimed three Premier League scalps, seeing off Bournemouth and West Ham before ending Manchester City’s quest for an historic quadruple.

The Latics kept clean sheets against all those teams on home turf, so we’re not pretending this will be an easy task for Saints.

Paul Cook’s side are also scoring plenty of goals in League One and possess two genuine attacking threats in former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell and Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg.

Looking at the Wigan vs Southampton odds, 19/20 for both teams to score takes the eye.

A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds

Pellegrino accused some of the Southampton players of “giving up” during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, but that suggests to us that relationships in the dressing room had become strained.

With a fresh approach from the dugout, we’re hoping Saints can now rediscover the kind of form which saw them push Manchester United so close in last season’s EFL Cup final, after knocking out Liverpool in the semis.

Fulham, Watford and West Brom have already been beaten in this competition this term and we are still convinced Southampton have too many high-class individuals to go down.

The visitors have the pace and power to dominate in midfield through the likes of England internationals James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond, plus Serbia star Dusan Tadic.

If their misfiring forwards can finally find some form, we like 8/1 for a 2-1 away win in our Wigan vs Southampton betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

WIGAN 3-3 Scunthorpe – Cheyenne Dunkley, Will Grigg, Gary Roberts

Newcastle 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON

Head-to-head: Wigan 2-2 Southampton, Southampton 0-2 Wigan

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Best bets for Wigan vs Southampton

Southampton to win @ 23/20

Both teams to score @ 19/20

Southampton to win 2-1 @ 8/1

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