Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stoke City will be aiming to put an end to their three-game winless run when they take on Wigan Athletic on Matchday 43. The Potters are ten points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that they are safe for now. Since Stoke City should be happy with one point from Tuesday’s clash, we predict that they will adopt a cautious approach against Wigan. Ben Pearson is banned for the match, while both Ben Wilmot and Matija Serkic are sidelined with injuries.
The Latics, on the other hand, face a must-win situation as they are eight points behind the safe zone. Stoke City are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and given Wigan’s difficulties in front of goal, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. Jack Whatmough has joined the likes of Daniel Sinani, Martin Kelly, and Jason Kerr in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Aden Flint):
Born in Pinxton, England on July 11, 1989, Aden Fint began his youth career at his hometown club Pinxton. In 2008 he moved to Alfreton Town and he scored 45 goals in more than 100 appearances for the club.
In 2011 he signed a contract with Swindon Town and, no doubt, that was a step up in his career. The 197-cm-tall defender played 64 games in the league for the Robins and in 2013 he signed for Bristol City for a fee of £300,000. Aden Flint made his debut on August 3, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Bradford City.
The centre-back scored his first goal for Bristol city on September 21 in a 3-2 loss to his former club Swindon Town. You should know that Flint was named Player of the Year for the 2015/2016 season. The Bristol City footballer has a contract with the club which expires on June 30.
Highlighted Team (Wigan):
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).