Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A football game between Wrexham and Wigan Athletic will bring down the curtain on Tuesday’s program in the EFL Cup round 1. Wrexham experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-3 loss to MK Dons, but their display in the second half is giving fans a reason for optimism. Both Davies and Forde are pushing for a start after the duo got their names on the scoresheet at the weekend.
The Latics, on the other hand, kicked off their League One campaign with a 2-1 win at Derby County and given Wrexham’s shaky defence, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting team. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Charlie Wyke, who scored a brace in the Pride Park showdown. This will be the first encounter between the two sides since 2002 when Wrexham defeated Wigan 2-0 in the League One.
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).