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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Dec||Wigan Ath.||0 - 2||Blackburn R.||LGEC|
|1997/1998||Sat 03 Jan||Blackburn R.||4 - 2||Wigan Ath.||FAC|
|1986/1987||Tue 02 Sep||Blackburn R.||2 - 0||Wigan Ath.||LGEC|
|1986/1987||Tue 26 Aug||Wigan Ath.||1 - 3||Blackburn 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,
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.