Our football match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Burton Albion and Newcastle United, Wolverhampton take on Wigan Athletic on Matchday 32. The Wolves are only six points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of the Latics, meaning that they need to take Tuesday’s football match very seriously. Helder Costa, who impressed in the FA Cup win over Liverpool at Anfield, will be the man to watch in the home team. Wigan Athletic, on the other hand, produced a fine display in Saturday’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage, but they eventually suffered a 3-2 loss to the capital club. The Latics are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but beating Wolverhampton at Molineux Stadium is easier said than done. The Wolves are more of a team than Wigan and we predict that the hosts will start a new winning run in the English second tier.
Highlighted Player (Nouha Dicko):
Nouha Dicko is a Malian footballer who was born in Saint-Maurice, France. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, started his youth career at Creteil-Lusitanos. In 2007 he was spotted by Strasbourg scouts and later that year he joined the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Nouha Dicko made his first-team debut for Strasbourg against Stade Plabennecois in September 2010, but he made no more than three league appearances for the club. In 2011 he signed for Wigan Athletic, but he did not play in the league for the Latics. Dicko was eager to change the club and on 27 January he joined Blackpool on loan. After ending his loan spell with Blackpool, he signed a loan deal with Wolverhampton, but he played no more than four league games for the Wolves in the 2012/2013 campaign. He then played for Rotherham United on loan, but he quickly returned to Wolverhampton, which was probably the best decision of his career. Dicko regained a much-needed confidence and it has to be noted that he scored 13 goals in 19 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 season. Dicko has 2 caps for Mali.
Highlighted Team (Wigan Athletic):
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).