Wigan vs Blackburn Match Preview: EFL Championship 2022/23

EFL Championship logo with white background

EFL Championship logo with white background

EFL Championship football returns on Tuesday night as Wigan welcome Blackburn to the DW Stadium.

RealSport101's Harry Smith is on hand to provide a comprehensive preview of Tuesday's EFL Championship battle, including team news, predicted starting XIs and predictions.

Wigan vs Blackburn Team News

Wigan boss Leam Richardson will be without three first-team players for the visit of Blackburn on Tuesday night with long-term absentees Gwion Edwards and Jordan Cousins joined on the Latics' injury list by Callum Lang.

Expect two changes to the side that faced Cardiff on Saturday afternoon with wingers Thelo Aasgaard and Nathan Broadhead returning to the starting XI out wide.

Blackburn have a relatively clean bill of health heading into this midweek encounter with academy graduate Samuel Barnes the away side's only confirmed absentee ahead of their trip to the DW Stadium.

Jon Dahl Tomasson is set to name an unchanged starting XI in midweek following a convincing performance against Matt Taylor's Rotherham side at the weekend.

Confirmed Absentees

Wigan: Jordan Cousins, Callum Lang, Gwion Edwards

Blackburn: Samuel Barnes

Predicted Lineups

Wigan (4-2-3-1): Amos; Nyambe, Tilt, Whatmough, McClean; Shinnie, Naylor; Broadhead, Keane, Aasgaard; Wyke

Blackburn (3-4-1-2): Kaminski; Hyam, Ayala, Wharton; Hedges, Travis, Morton, Pickering; Szmodics; Brereton Diaz, Gallagher

Wigan vs Blackburn Score Prediction

Experienced striker Charlie Wyke gave Wigan some late hope against Cardiff on Saturday afternoon, but the damage was already done as the Latics were condemned to a 3-1 home defeat.

Leam Richardson's side have been impressive on the road this season, but their form at the DW Stadium makes for concerning reading heading into this clash with the Latics boasting the worst home record in the EFL Championship this season.

Blackburn, on the other hand, head to the DW Stadium full of confidence after cruising to victory against Rotherham thanks to a brace from Chilean international Ben Brereton Diaz.

Rovers have struggled to find consistency this season and haven't strung back-to-back EFL Championship wins together since the opening three rounds of the season, so victory here is a big prize for the visitors.

Score Prediction: Wigan 1-2 Blackburn

Harry Smith's Tip: BTTS

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