Our prediction for this Championship match:
Vicarage Road will host Saturday’s football game between Watford and Wigan Athletic, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Hornets aim to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Birmingham City, and a win over Wigan will see them move closer to the playoffs berth. Midfielder Hamza Choudhury returns from suspension, whereas all Tom Cleverley, Hassane Kamara, Francisco Sierralta, Joao Ferreira, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Edo Kayembe, Kortney Hause, and Daniel Gosling remain in the recovery room.
The Latics, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with 33 points on their account. Wigan came from behind to share the spoils with Coventry on Wednesday evening, but they will have much bigger fish to fry against Watford, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team, but both Martin Kelly and Jason Kerr remain in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cleverley):
Tom Cleverley started his youth career at Bradford City, but, at the age of 11 he joined Manchester United football academy. The 175-cm-tall midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Old Trafford outfit and it has to be noted that he made his first-team debut with the Red Devils in a 3-2 win over Manchester City in the 2011 Community Shield.
Cleverley, who played for the likes of Leicester City, Watford, Wigan and Aston Villa on loan, scored three goals in 55 appearances in the league for Man Utd and in the summer of 2015 he signed a five-year deal with Everton. The midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Toffees and he spent the second half of the 2016/2017 season on loan at Watford.
On March 31, 2017 Tom Cleverley signed a permanent five-year deal with the Hornets for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the Watford footballer made his England debut in a 2-1 win over Italy on August 15, 2012. Cleverly was born in Basingstoke, England on August 12, 1989.
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).