Our prediction for this Championship match:
DW Stadium will host Saturday’s relegation six-pointer between Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town. The Latics are on an eight-game winless run in the Championship, but this game could be the turning point for the rock-bottom side. New boss Shaun Maloney will surely help the team regain a much-needed confidence, but the players must prove their worth on the field. With no fresh injury worries to report, Maloney is unlikely to make changes to the team that shared the spoils with Blackburn on Monday evening.
The Terriers, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Blackpool in midweek, with the team remaining in the relegation zone. Huddersfield are desperate to move away from the bottom three, but we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who are expected to impress on Shaun Maloney’s debut at DW Stadium. As for the away side, Koroma is pushing for a start, while all Nicholls, Ward, and Nakayama should miss out through injuries.
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).