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Wigan vs Sunderland prediction, betting odds, free tips (21/09/2021)

In this EFL Cup third round fixture, the top two teams of League One, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland, face off. With both sides on their respective three-match winning streaks, the knockout affair promises to provide plenty of excitement.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for Wigan vs Sunderland

Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for Wigan vs Sunderland.

Match Result: Wigan to win @ 133/100

Total Goals: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1/1

Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 4/5

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Wigan to Win

League One opening fixture witnessed Wigan suffer a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sunderland. Since then, they have managed to stabilize their position in the league are unbeaten in their last five matches. With the upcoming EFL Cup fixture scheduled at the home stadium of Wigan, we expect them to exact revenge over the Black Cats. We see the Latics taking the lead to make their place in the next round but it is easier said than done. Sunderland has only lost once in this campaign, interestingly, it was also on the road.

Over 2.5 Goals

In the last five H2Hs, both teams contributed 13 goals at an average of 2.6 goals per match. Furthermore, Wigan and Sunderland are playing with a mean of 1.3 and 1.6 goals per game in the league. So we can predict the result over 2.5 total goals. This is further compounded by the fact that the visiting Black Cats have seen four of their last five away fixtures conclude with an Over 2.5 goals scoreline.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Three of the last five H2H duels ended with both teams scoring and the current stats of the teams let us predict the same for this match. Sunderland has produced nine goals in their last five outings of all competitions. The Latics have been able to produce six goals in the same period but on the bright side, they have managed to claim four clean sheets in those matches. With all that in mind, we believe the fixture to finish with 2-1 in the favour of the home side.

Wigan vs Sunderland Fixture Preview


Wigan reached the third round after seeing off Bolton with a 5-4 win on penalty shoot-outs in the second round of the 2021/22 EFL Cup. They are having a good start in League One, undertaking four wins out of the six matches so far. Leam Richardson will have three players out of the game due to fitness and suspension issues.


After conducting three wins in a row, Sunderland are in the top position of the League One standings. They have won five of their six league matches along with one loss. The Black Cats beat Blackpool 2-3 in the second round of the EFL Cup to book their place in the next round. Jordan Willis and Arbenit Xhemajli are on the injury list coming into this game.

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FAQ about Wigan vs Sunderland

Wigan vs Sunderland

When is the kick-off time?

The match will be played on September 21, at 21:45 GMT.

Where is the game being played?

DW Stadium.

Who is the bookmaker’s favourite to win?

Wigan Athletic.

About the author

Owais Khan

Profiling the beautiful game for over a decade, Awais is a business analyst turned sports writer. He has covered football in the maidans of Pakistan and has transitioned to watching 1860 Munich in 3. Liga.