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Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Kassam Stadium
Oxford vs Wigan: Top free betting tips
Oxford United will take on Wigan in League One action on Tuesday night with the home side looking to keep hold of their place in the playoff positions. For Wigan, the playoffs are almost certainly out of reach but the Latics will still have one eye over their shoulder with relegation still an outside possibility. Our Oxford vs Wigan prediction is for a long-overdue win for the home side to end their current barren stretch of form.
Match result prediction: Oxford to win
Looking at the form guide, you'd probably lean towards a Wigan victory here or at least a draw but Oxford United are too good a side to keep dropping silly points in this division. This time last month, they were very much contenders to go up automatically but that now looks beyond them. They have picked up just three points in their last five matches but Wigan have only won one of their last six away matches so this could be the perfect match for them to rediscover some form and confidence.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Confidence is low in the Oxford United camp which usually means struggles in front of goal but that hasn't necessarily been the case. They have scored 16 goals in their last ten matches and seven of their last ten league matches have covered this market. Meanwhile, Wigan have been involved in some high-scoring matches recently. Their last three matches have covered this market with two of those matches finishing 3-2.
Correct score prediction: Oxford United 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Although mathematically they don't necessarily need a win, the psychological blow of falling out of the playoff positions would be huge for Oxford United so we make this one a must-win. They've got the players to beat Wigan, especially on home turf, and we expect them to get over the line one way or the other.
How far will Wigan fans travel to Oxford
Wigan fans have one of their longest away trips of the season on Tuesday night when they travel to Oxford to see their team play at the Kassam Stadium. The trip will take the travelling Latics around three and a half hours via car or coach down the M6 and M5. The journey by rail is longer and involves going from Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street and then Birmingham New Street to Oxford. From there, a local bus will be needed to get to the stadium.
How to get tickets
Oxford are currently advertising tickets for the match against Wigan Athletic on their website and they are now on general sale to all supporters. The club have also said that season ticket holders are able to buy additional tickets for the match at half price for friends and family. Wigan were given an allocation of 1,497 tickets and these are now on general sale via the club's website.
Where is the match being played? The match is being played at the Kassam Stadium.
Who is the Wigan manager? Shaun Maloney is the current Wigan manager.
What was the score in the reverse fixture? Earlier this season, Wigan beat Oxford 2-0.
Is the match on TV? The match hasn't been selected for live television coverage.