Our football match prediction:
Fulham will be aiming to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Birmingham City when they take on Wigan Athletic at their Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon. The Cottagers are eager to book their palce in the Championship play-offs, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to finish the season in top six. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men are not regarded as good travelers, but they have been scoring goals for fun at their Craven Cottage this term and they hammered Premier League side Hull City on home soil in the FA Cup round 4. Ryan Fredericks misses the Wigan game through suspension, but Slavisa Jokanovic has a number of high-profile players to choose from and we predict that the Cottagers will start a new winning run in the Championship. The Latics head into Saturday’s football match following a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday and they are unlikely to upset Fulham in London.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United. In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham. Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
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).