FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 30 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. pack their bags to visit Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Out of their two previous meetings, the Rovers have come away with all the points on both occassions.

The previous match played between the two at JJB Stadium was more than three years back, in December 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 17 DecWigan Ath.0 - 2Blackburn R.LGEC
1997/1998Sat 03 JanBlackburn R.4 - 2Wigan Ath.FAC
1986/1987Tue 02 SepBlackburn R.2 - 0Wigan Ath.LGEC
1986/1987Tue 26 AugWigan Ath.1 - 3Blackburn R.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Wigan Ath. find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 34 points they have accumulated from 19 games. Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 24 points from their 18 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.640211812
Blackburn R.640210812

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Latics. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Won 4 successive home games.
12 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 18 .
Blackburn R. 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.