Our prediction for this Championship match:
The John Smith’s Stadium will host Monday’s football game between Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic. The Terriers suffered a 3-2 loss to Cardiff City at the weekend and they will be looking to make amends for the defeat when they square off against Wigan Athletic on Matchday 18. The Terriers are six points behind top two in the Championship standings, meaning that the upcoming game is of big importance for the hosts. Huddersfield Town have turned their John Smth’s Stadium into a real fortress and you should have in mind that they are eyeing their seventh home win of the season. Their next rivals Wigan Athletic played out a goalless draw with Barnsley at the weekend and it has to be noted that they had no more than four goal attempts during the match. The Latics struggle in front of goal and we predict that Huddersfield Town are going to pick up all three points from Monday’s match.
Highlighted Player (Tommy Smith):
Tommy Smith is an English player who was born in Warrington on 14 April, 1992. The defender plays for Huddersfield Town, but he used to play for the likes of Manchester City and Tranmere Rovers during his youth career as well. His main position is right back and it is no surprise he has yet to score for the Terriers, speaking of league games. The defender, though, found scored his first goal for the Terries in the 5-2 FA Cup loss to Reading on 19 January, 2016. Tommy Smith made his Huddersfield Town debut on 31 August, 2013 in a 2-1 loss to Barnsley and he has been playing for the John Smith’s Stadium outfit ever since. He has been struggling with injuries during his professional career and on 31 January, 2015 he was airlifted to hospital with head trauma following a colliding with Joe Murphy, the Huddersfield Town shoot-stopper. Tommy Smith has yet to play for the England national team.
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).