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Wigan vs Man Utd prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 8th January 2024
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: DW Stadium
TV: ITV1

Wigan vs Man Utd: Top free betting tips

The final FA Cup third-round tie this weekend sees Man Utd travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan on Monday night. Can Wigan round off the weekend with a shock result or will Erik Ten Hag keep his head above water with a vital victory? Our Wigan vs Man Utd prediction is for a nail-biter with a replay not out of the question.

They say form goes out of the window when it comes to cup ties which will be music to the ears of both managers as neither side have been playing well or picking up acceptable results of late. Strap yourselves in for a slugfest between two out-of-form teams.

Match result prediction: Man Utd to win

You wouldn't back Man Utd to beat many teams at this moment in time, especially away from home, but Wigan are floundering in the bottom half of League One and are one of the few teams in the football pyramid playing worse than the Reds at present. The Latics have picked up just one win in their last six matches and pressure is beginning to grow on Shaun Maloney in the home dugout.

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals 

Aside from their recent 3-2 win over Aston Villa, Man Utd have rarely been involved in high-scoring matches this season. Only Burnley and Sheffield United have scored fewer goals than the Red Devils in the Premier League this season which tells you everything you need to know about how uninspiring they've been at the top of the pitch. Wigan, meanwhile, have been okay at the back and have the best defensive record in the bottom half of League One.

​​​Correct score prediction: Wigan 0-1 Man Utd

Erik Ten Hag can't afford to do anything other than go full strength here as United look to make it back-to-back FA Cup finals. As bad as they've been, their full-strength outfit should have too much for Wigan but it is unlikely to be pretty.

DW stadium, home of Wigan _ Wigan vs Man Utd predictions
DW stadium, home of Wigan – Photo by Icon sport

How far will Man Utd fans travel to the DW Stadium?

Man Utd fans don't have far to travel on Monday night which is just as well considering the kick off day and time. Via car or coach, the journey will take around 40 mins up the M62 in what is a 27-mile trip. Most United fans will elect to take the train which is quicker – they will board at Manchester Piccadilly or Deansgate and take a direct train to Wigan North Western. From there, the stadium is around a mile away.

Wigan vs Man Utd: Tickets

Wigan have sold out the DW Stadium for the match against Man Utd on Monday night. It will be the biggest crowd at the DW Stadium for a football match since the Latics were in the Premier League in 2012/13.  Man Utd were given an allocation of 6,410 tickets tickers for the match and all of these have been sold to eligible season ticket holders.

FAQs: Wigan vs Man Utd

  • Who is the referee? The referee for Wigan vs Man Utd is Anthony Taylor.
  • Is Wigan vs Man Utd on TV? Wigan vs Man Utd on Monday night is being shown live on ITV 1.
  • Who are the favourites? Man Utd are the big favourites at 2/9.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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