Wigan Athletic v Manchester United Match Preview & Best Odds

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Wigan Athletic v Manchester United Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 8.15 UK Time, Monday 8th January 2024


There’s an intriguing FA Cup third round tie heading our way tonight when League One side Wigan Athletic play host to Premier League giants Manchester United at the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic managed a famous FA Cup win over Manchester City in the final of the competition in 2012/13 and they head into tonight’s clash having fought out a 1-1 draw with Barnsley in their last outing. This result leaves the Latics sitting in 18th position in the League One table with 27 points collected from their 25 league outings although they started the 2023/24 season with minus eight points due to a penalty imposed for financial issues.

Shaun Maloney’s men dropped down from the Championship at the end of last term and as things stand they sit four points above the relegation zone in the third tier and sixteen points away from the play-offs, therefore the Lancashire outfit need to put in a sterling effort in the second half of the season in order to place themselves in a strong position for promotion.

Manchester United have lifted the FA Cup more times (12 than any other side with the exceptional of Arsenal (14), their last success being in 2016 when they brushed aside Crystal Palace to the tune of 2-1 in the final. They made it to the final in 2022/23 but lost to arch-rivals Manchester City and this season the competition presents the Red Devils with their only realistic chance of silverware.

United head into this clash on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League and as things stand they sit in eighth position in the top-flight with wins in exactly half of their twenty league outings and nine defeats during this time.

Man United have been hard to watch for the majority of this season but the likelihood is that they will have far too much for their lower-league opponents here, especially since the visitors will field a strong starting eleven due to the importance of their continued participation in the competition.


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