Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 2-0 loss to Hull City, West Bromwich Albion will be aiming to return to winning ways when they take on Wigan Athletic in a postponed fixture. Grady Diangana and Kyle Bartley are fresh injury problems for the home side, with Bryan, Grant, Palmer, Phillips, and Thomas-Asante missing out as well. As always, Daryl Dike is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
The Latics, on the other hand, head into Tuesday’s clash following a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City. Wigan are on a four-match winless run on the road, and seeing that WBA are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on Carlos Corberan’s men, who are eager to keep their playoffs hopes. Striker Josh Magennis has overcome his injury, while both Kerr and Kelly remain in the recovery room, speaking of the away team.
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).