Our football match prediction:
Blackburn Rovers are desperate to escape the relegation zone. The Riversiders are likely to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer against Wigan Athletic and, no doubt, there will be fireworks when the two teams face each other at Ewood Park. Blackburn Rovers have one game in hand, meaning that a win over the Latics would see them move one step closer to avoiding relegation to the League One. Following a 2-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers, Wigan played out a goalless draw with Nottingham Forest in their last league fixture, but they need to return to winning ways as soon as possible if they are to move away from bottom three in the Championship standings. Considering that both sides are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s football match, we predict that fans will see a high-scoring affair at Ewood Park, but the hosts are closer to picking up all three points from the game.
Highlighted Player (Jason Lowe):
Jason Lowe is a Blackburn Rovers midfielder, who was born on 2 September, 1991 in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Lowe plays as a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder and a right back as well. The Blackburn footballer made his senior debut on 28 March 2011 during his loan spell with Oldham Athletic. He scored his first ever goal against Notts County six days later. Lowe returned to Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 2010/2011 season and he made his first appearance for the Rovers on 24 August 2011 in a victory over Sheffield Wednesday (League Cup). Speaking of his international career, Lowe made England U-19 training camp and he was selected for his national team for the European Under-19 Football Championship finals in July 2010 (Ukraine). However, he eventually withdrew from the squad through injury. On 10 October, 2011 Lowe made his England U-21 debut in a 2-1 victory over Norway U-21. The two teams faced each other in the Euro 2013 qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Wigan Athletic):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season. Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well. The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).