Stoke are just two points away from hitting rock bottom in the ladder. With h2h history at this venue also unkind to the hosts, it looks like the home side have their work cut out for them this weekend.
Stoke vs Wigan Head to head (h2h)
Wigan emerged victoriously in their last meeting with a 1-0 scorecard.
Three of their past five encounters have finished as a tie.
Both Stoke and Wigan have registered a win apiece in their previous five clashes.
Half of their past ten games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
There have been goals down either end in just two of their previous five fixtures.
Stoke vs Wigan Prediction
Stoke registered what was only their third win of the season prior to the international break after they took down Barnsley with a whopping 4-2 scorecard. The hosts are yet to hit the ground running and have so far admitted defeat eleven times, which is the most by any side in the Championship at the moment.
It is also worth mentioning that Stoke have just one win measly win from their clashes at home and have been branded as the worst home team in the cluster as well, having garnered no more than four points from a possible twenty-four.
On the other hand, Wigan have not been faring any better in their respective campaign. The visitors are sporting no more than a four-point cushion over the hosts as of now, and are on a four-match winless streak of their own as well, the last of which was a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brentford.
Be that as it may, the away side have been known to give Stoke a run of their money at the Bet365 Stadium. The guests have not tasted defeat in their last five visits here in a row and even secured the bragging rights with three unanswered goals to their name in their previous trip.
Nevertheless, with both teams hardly showing any promise this season, the safest punt would have to be a double chance backing Wigan rather than the hosts.
Furthermore, Stoke's frontline have been disappointing the home crowd and have scored just two goals from their last three games here. Wigan have not looked sharp in the final third either, and have also found the back of the net just twice from their previous four outings.
As such, rule out any possibilities of a high scoring affair taking place this weekend.
Stoke vs Wigan Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Wigan @ 1.80 (4/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (2/3).