The start of the 2022/23 Championship campaign is just around the corner as Leam Richardson’s men prepare for their return to the second tier. It was an impressive campaign for the Latics who were crowned as League One champions on the last day of the season. But the transfer window has been a relatively quiet one so far for the club, who are yet to bring in anyone of note. Here we look at Wigan Athletic’s three five fixtures in their 2022/23 Championship campaign and try to predict the outcome of each…
As Ryan Lowe enters his first full season as Preston North End boss, he will surely be looking to improve upon last term’s shortcomings. The Lancashire club have already brought in a number of big hitters with players such as Ben Woodburn and Robbie Brady set to play for the Lilywhites next season. Preston North End have already improved a number of positions and could overwhelm the Latics as they may not have fully adjusted to the step up in divisions.
Score prediction: Wigan Athletic 1-2 Preston North End
Norwich City (A)
Dean Smith’s side will undoubtedly be aiming to be in amongst the competition for a top-six spot once the season gets underway. The Canaries are yet to make any big pieces of business in the market with Isaac Hayden being the only confirmed signing so far.
Score prediction: Norwich City 3-1 Wigan Athletic
Bristol City (H)
The Robins have lacked consistency in the league over the last couple of campaigns, finishing in the lower half of the table for the last two seasons. Having lost a number of key players such as Callum O’Dowda and Kasey Palmer, Bristol City have brought some promising talents like Kane Wilson and Mark Sykes who could become integral performers for them in the next couple of years.
Score prediction: Wigan Athletic 1-1 Bristol City