Stats: Where Leeds United are behind relegation candidates Wigan

Leeds United will fancy their chances of a result against Wigan on Boxing Day.

Leeds United taken on Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day looking for their first win in three games after the 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest.

It will be a difficult match for Neil Redfearn’s team as they look to try and climb the table because Wigan are scrapping away at the wrong end of the Championship themselves.

  GoalsTotal Scoring AttGoals ConcededAccurate CrossWon TackleTotal PassAppearances
Leeds 25 243 32 62 349 9,335 22
Wigan 22 277 30 123 286 8,987 22

In terms of the basic stats between the two sides, there isn’t too much difference with Leeds having scored three more goals while Wigan have the better defence.

Wigan have had more attempts on goal so far this season, but the numbers show Leeds have been more precise, which will make them confident of converting any chances which fall their way.

One noticeable difference in favour of Wigan is that they’re playing a much higher number of crosses into the box, which can be explained because of the narrow diamond formation which Leeds have been using this season.

Leeds are more aggressive in terms of tackling and the passing stats suggest they are less direct with their build up play as they look to protect the ball.

If Leeds can get possession and keep it, they should have enough to wear Wigan down over 90 minutes, but Wigan do create chances and every half chance represents an opportunity to score.

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