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Tranmere Rovers meet Wigan in Tuesday’s EFL Trophy meeting.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Tranmere Rovers v Wigan Athletic, scroll down including the latest game odds.
Tranmere Rovers, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-0 League Two triumph vs Forest Green Rovers.
For Tranmere Rovers, goals were scored by Kristian Dennis (47') and Rob Apter (71'). Tyrese Omotoye (8' Own goal) was the scorer for Forest Green Rovers.
Tranmere Rovers haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 versus opposing sides over the course of their last six matches. In those meetings, Tranmere Rovers have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 8.
Previously, Wigan drew 1-1 in the League One tie with Cheltenham Town.
Lewis Freestone (6' Own goal) and Liam Sercombe (32') scored for Cheltenham Town.
In their last 6 clashes, Wigan Athletic have amassed the sum of 11 goals. Wigan Athletic have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During that period, they’ve had 5 goals go against them. Having said that, time will tell whether that trend shall be replicated in this upcoming match.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 12/03/1991, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Tranmere Rovers winning 2 of those games, Wigan 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them for Super White Army and 7 coming from The Latics. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was EFL Trophy match day 9 on 11/11/2020 when it finished Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Wigan Athletic.
Team News: Tranmere Rovers
The Tranmere Rovers boss Nigel Adkins will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Wigan
Out of a mainly available group, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Wigan gaffer Shaun Maloney to be concerned about. Jason Kerr (Cruciate ligament injury) won’t be in action.
In this game, Wigan Athletic will probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, Tranmere Rovers may well find it hard to score themselves although we reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage here.
We’re predicting a comfortable 1-3 victory for Wigan Athletic at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Prenton Park (16,587)
Captain: Connor Jennings
Chairman: Mark Palios
Manager: Nigel Adkins
Competitions: League Two position 23, EFL Trophy (Group D - North)
⭐ Key Man: Josh Hawkes
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Josh Hawkes was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England. After having played his first senior match for Hartlepool United in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 16 appearances.