As part of the 1/16 final of the English League Cup, the players of Wigan and Sunderland will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.


This season, Wigan represents the First League of England. Last season, the hosts miraculously did not fall a division lower, but today they are in first place, having 16 points on their account after 7 matches played, with the difference between goals scored and conceded – 12:5. In the previous two rounds, Wigan managed to pass Hull City and Bolton, showing quite a solid level of football.


Sunderland also plays in the First League, and the team also has 16 points after 7 rounds. The team scored 12 goals, with 7 conceded. In the current League Cup draw, the Black Cats have already passed 2 rounds, beating Port Vale and Blackpool within them, showing a decent level of football in these meetings. It is difficult to say how the duel of two equal opponents will end.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Bennett (injury) – Wigan. Ume (injury), Willis – injury) - Sunderland.

Statistics and figures:

  • The hosts are the favorites of the meeting;
  • "Wigan" won 3 meetings from the previous 5;
  • Sunderland have lost only once in 10 matches, winning 8 of them;
  • The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with the score 2:1 in favor of Sunderland.


At the moment, the opponents share the leading position in the First League. It seems to me that the opponents could not find out the relationship amicably. We are waiting for a productive game, with an abundance of dangerous moments and goals. We bet on an increased betting total.