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Wigan Athletic vs. Leyton Orient Prediction, Tips & Stats

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          Stephen Humphrys To Score Anytime @ 9/4
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          Wigan Athletic vs. Leyton Orient Prediction, Tips & Stats

          In the intricate tapestry of League One football, the upcoming match between Wigan Athletic and Leyton Orient represents a significant chapter in the narratives of both clubs.

          Wigan Athletic's campaign in League One has been a tale of resilience in the face of adversity. Starting the season with an eight-point deduction due to financial complications off the pitch, the Latics have navigated a challenging path. Positioned 13th in the league with 44 points, Wigan's journey underscores a team striving to overcome obstacles, with the points deduction casting a long shadow over their season. Despite this, the team's placement without the deduction would see them only marginally higher, underscoring that the season has been fraught with inconsistency beyond their initial handicap.

          Recent form for Wigan has been a microcosm of their season at large—marked by a blend of victories, draws, and defeats. Their last five games have seen them capture two wins, secure two draws, and suffer a single loss. This mixed bag of results highlights a team in search of consistency, a quest that remains elusive. The recent 4-2 defeat against 23rd-placed Fleetwood Town stands out as a particularly disappointing result, especially following a commendable 1-0 victory over 2nd-placed Bolton Wanderers.

          The loss to Fleetwood, characterised by defensive lapses and missed opportunities, stifled the momentum built from the Bolton win, prompting introspection and a demand for improvement. In this period of mixed fortunes, striker Stephen Humphrys has emerged as a beacon of reliability and excellence for Wigan. With two goals in his last two appearances, Humphrys has not only demonstrated his scoring prowess but also his capacity to lead by example on the pitch. Under the guidance of manager Shaun Maloney, Wigan Athletic face the challenge of harnessing this individual brilliance within a cohesive team effort as they strive for a strong finish to the season.

          Contrastingly, Leyton Orient's return to League One has been a narrative of acclimatisation followed by ascension. After securing promotion from League Two last season, the O's experienced initial growing pains as they adjusted to the demands of a higher division. However, since Christmas, a notable transformation has occurred, with the team finding its rhythm and surging up the league table to currently sit 9th with 54 points. This resurgence is underpinned by a recent run of three wins and two losses in their last five games, a testament to the team's newfound confidence and competitive edge. However, a recent 0-1 home defeat to Bristol Rovers serves as a reminder of the fine margins in League One, especially following impressive victories against Oxford United and Blackpool.

          Away from home, Leyton Orient have showcased formidable form, winning three, drawing one, and losing one of their last five road games. This ability to secure points on their travels has been integral to their rise, indicating a team that possesses not only talent but also grit and determination. Winger Ollie O'Neill has been a standout performer for Leyton Orient, contributing three goals in his last five games. His form and impact on the pitch reflect the positive momentum within the team, with manager Richie Wellens successfully instilling a belief and style of play that has seen the O's become one of the form teams in the division since the turn of the year.

          The previous encounter between Wigan Athletic and Leyton Orient ended in a 1-1 draw, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch. For Wigan, the game presents an opportunity to shake off the disappointment of their recent defeat and to build on the glimpses of quality they have shown throughout the season. The Latics will be looking to Humphrys to continue his scoring form and to inspire his teammates to a performance befitting their potential.

          For our Wigan vs. Leyton Orient prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.

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          Wigan Team News

          The likes of Charlie Hughes, Charlie Kelman, Callum McManaman and Josh Magennis will all be hoping to come back into Shaun Maloney's starting lineup after the heavy defeat at Fleetwood last time out.

          Steven Sessegnon and Liam Morrison are both expected to miss out through injury.

          Leyton Orient Team News

          Dan Happe is a doubt for the away side with fitness issues heading into this one while Jordan Graham, Theo Archibald and Adam Thompson are all out injured.

          Max Sanders and Khayon Edwards are both pushing to come in for an Orient side that are looking to respond to defeat last time out.

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