On 6 October, Wigan will aim to win the English Football League trophy. Will Port Vale be able to oppose something to the team? – the answer is in our forecast.
After a bad start to the season, Paul Cook’s men managed to find their game. At the start, the team was eliminated from the League Cup, losing to Fleetwood (2: 3). This was followed by two defeats in the First League of England.
Despite this, Wigan pulled together and won three confident victories. Now the team is in the tenth position in the domestic championship.
John Askei’s players are in fifth place in the Second League of England. The team, after four starting rounds, has seven points to its credit. First of all, in the actions of the club, the reliable play in defense stands out. Only one goal conceded in the national championship.
Port Vale played their last match with Morecambe, losing (0: 1). In the League Cup, they failed to break the resistance of Fleetwood (1: 2).
The teams have played against each other eight times in their history. Three victories on the account of each team
Wigan finished 6 of their last 10 matches with total under 2.5
Port Vale played 5 of their last 10 away matches at TM 2.5
In our opinion, this fight will determine the team that will be able to make it to the playoffs in the fight for the English Football League trophy. If the fight ends in a draw, then we will have overtime, and possibly a penalty shootout. Port Vale and Wigan do not care at all with what score and in what format to win. The winner moves on.
We believe that the cost of a mistake in the coming confrontation will be high. None of the teams will open up until they concede a goal. It is for this reason that a bet on the final total less looks very attractive. The statistics of Wigan’s recent home appearances are another reason for our choice.
Our forecast is total under 2.5 goals. In the Marathon bookmaker, you can play the current outcome with a coefficient of 1.91.