Middlesbrough vs Wigan for the English Championship league match on Tuesday at Riverside Stadium.
Next Tuesday, 20th August 2019, Middlesbrough and Wigan face each other for a match for matchday 4 of Championship (England). The game has kick-off at 19:45 at Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Middlesbrough were one of the best of last year and lost a playoff spot by a small margin. This time, however, they failed to recreate this magic, and it is without winning so far. As a result, they are placed in the relegation zone.
Wigan visitors will be thrilled to consider their opponents’ struggles, but they have several issues that need to be resolved.
For starters, they are near the bottom line and have lost all league games so far except one.
Clashes between the two teams
Middlesbrough won all last 4 games.
Seven of the previous nine games have seen Wigan fail to score.
Wigan hasn’t scored a single goal in the last five visits to this stadium.
The last time the visitors won at Riverside Stadium was in 2006.
Both teams are on the same level. This is where the home advantage and the superior stats in Middlesbrough head-to-head matches come into play.
Besides, this temporary complacency aside, they have the confidence of being a primary candidate in 2019-20.
Also, Wigan has not won in 22 of their last 24 away matches and have conceded two or more goals in six of their previous eight official encounters.
Coming to their head-to-head battles, Middlesbrough has kept a surprisingly seven without conceding a goal from the last nine and the last five at this location. And most importantly, Wigan last recorded a win at this stadium over 13 years ago.
Taking all this into consideration, I bet in the home team.