Our prediction for this Championship match:
Wigan Athletic and Hull City square off against each other at DW Stadium in the first game of the year. The Latics are not enjoying a season to remember, with the team sitting in the ultimate position ahead of Matchday 26, and they are on a three-game losing run in the Championship. Given their poor defensive display in a 4-1 loss to Sunderland, home win should not be considered.
Charlie Hughes has joined the likes of Jack Whatmough, Jason Kerr, and Tom Pearce in the recovery room. The Tigers, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Birmingham City, and they managed to get one thanks to Oscar Estupinan’s goal. Hull City aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, and we predict that they will take advantage of the current atmosphere in Wigan’s dressing room. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jason Kerr):
Jason Kerr is a professional footballer who plays for St Johnstone as a defender. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 6, 1997, Jason Kerr is a product of the St Johnstone football academy. He started his senior career in 2014, and after ending his loan spells with East Fife and Queen of the South, he returned to the McDiarmid Park outfit in 2018.
He made his debut with the Saints in the Scottish Cup game against Albion Rovers on January 29, 2019. Jason Kerr has six caps with the Scotland U21 team, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the senior team.
He scored his first goal for St Johnstone in a 4-1 defeat to Rangers on February 27, 2018. His primary position on the field is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing good displays as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 15 shirt at St Johnstone.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.