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Wigan vs Derby prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 26 December 2023

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: DW Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

​Wigan vs Derby: Top free betting tips

Can the Rams continue their unbeaten run? Our Wigan vs Derby prediction is for a close game that the confident Rams will edge. 

Back-to-back league defeats against struggling teams leave the Latics only a few places above the relegation zone. Wigan continue to be very unpredictable in their form and they keep following periods of 4-5 good results with a series of 4-5 winless matches. Derby on the other hand are firmly in the race for promotion and full of confidence after a near-perfect run of results in their last 7 games (W6 D1). 

​​​Correct outcome prediction: Derby to win

With our first Wigan vs Derby prediction we back the visitors to record yet another win. The Rams have dominated this fixture for years and they won 5 of the last 8 H2Hs (D2 L1). Also, Wigan come into this game after back-to-back league defeats. 

Goalscorer prediction: Collins to score anytime

Derby’s leading goalscorer this season James Collins has 8 league goals already. He is in great form lately, scoring 7 goals in Derby’s last 9 matches. Also, Collins is certain to start with the other 2 main strikers of the team missing injured right now. All that makes us back Collins to score with our second Wigan vs Derby prediction. 

​​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Derby

Our final Wigan vs Derby prediction as usual is the correct score. We think Derby could edge this match 2-1. Derby secured exactly 2-1 victories in 3 of their last 8 triumphs vs Wigan. Also, 2 of Wigan’s last 4 home league defeats were with 1-2 scorelines. 

​​Wigan vs Derby: What the fans think

Wigan fans missing Leam Richardson

Derby fans happy with their manager

How far will Derby’s fans travel to Wigan?

All those Derby fans who will embark on this short journey out of the Peak District shouldn’t have to endure more than an hour and 45 minutes on the road. On Boxing Day the roads should be deserted and with no road works the trip could be even shorter. The driving distance between Derby and Wigan is only 83 miles (134km).

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Wigan vs Derby: Tickets

The price varies only slightly for all who want admission to the DW Stadium. The full price for adults is between £30.00 to £32.00 with the usual discounts for seniors and youngsters in place. 

We understand that there are plenty of tickets still available for sale. However, as of 5 pm on Saturday, 23 December, the only way to purchase them will be on the day of the game from the Ticket Offices at the stadium. 

​​​FAQs: Wigan vs Derby

  • Will Martyn Waghorn play for Derby? No, the experienced striker Waghorn is out injured right now. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in August Wigan triumphed 2-1 at the Pride Park Stadium. 
  • What was Wigan’s last result? On Saturday the Latics lost 0-2 vs Reading.


Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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