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Middlesbrough vs Wigan Athletic betting tips: Championship preview, prediction and odds

This article provides a preview, odds and recommended bets for the Championship meeting between Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic on December 26th, 2022


Our recommended bet for Monday’s clash at the Riverside Stadium comes in the form of a Middlesbrough win over Wigan Athletic, featuring goals from both sides.

A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £37.50 with Betway.

Match preview

A Middlesbrough outfit eyeing a swift return to winning ways are set to act as hosts on Monday, December 26th, when relegation-battling Wigan Athletic make the trip to the Riverside Stadium for a Championship clash.

Boro, of course, headed into the latest slate of fixtures in England’s 2nd tier as one of the division’s most in-form sides.

This came as a trio of successive victories – over Blackpool, Norwich and Luton – saw new boss Michael Carrick’s troops surge clear of the relegation zone.

In turn, upon Duncan Watmore opening the scoring early in the 2nd-half of action last time out, Middlesbrough looked well on their way to a 4th win on the spin, at the expense of none other than table-topping Burnley.

Boro, as a result, saw their shock push towards the promotion playoff battle firmly halted, now sitting 14th at the halfway point of the campaign in England’s 2nd tier.

All associated with Monday’s hosts, though, will no doubt be confident in the club’s chances of getting things firmly back on track next time out.

This comes with Middlesbrough’s upcoming opponents in the midst of an abysmal spell of form.

Wigan, of course, have been sucked firmly into the relegation scrap over the course of the last couple of months.

Owing to a run of just a solitary win from their last ten attempts, the Latics sit 2nd bottom of the table, two points from safety, and looking in real danger of a swift return to League One.

In their most recent outing, new boss Kolo Toure’s men welcomed promotion-chasing Sheffield United to the DW Stadium.

Despite racking up almost two thirds of the possession, though, Wigan were ultimately put to the sword by two goals to one, owing to strikes on the part of John Egan and Billy Sharp either side of half-time.

We at 101, for obvious reasons, are therefore backing hosts Middlesbrough to add ever further to Wigan’s woes come the final whistle at the Riverside Stadium on Boxing Day.

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