Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Pirelli Stadium will host a postponed League One fixture between Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Burton occupy 17th place in the standings, and seeing that they are ten points clear of bottom four, home win should not be considered. Jonny Smith, who limped off with injury in a goalless draw with Plymouth, is unlikely to feature in the midweek clash, while both Jacob Maddox and Louis Moult are pushing for a start.
The Latics, on the other hand, aim to cement top position. Since Wigan impressed in back-to-back wins over Accrington (3-0) and Lincoln (3-1), we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. As for the visiting side, there are no fresh injury worries, meaning that head coach Leam Richardson is unlikely to make changes to the team that outplayed the Imps.
Highlighted Player (Alberto Pomini):
Alberto Pomini is a 185-cm-tall goalkeeper who played for Verona during his youth career. In 2001 he moved to San Marino and he made 17 league appearances for the club in the Serie C2. At the end of the season he signed a deal with Bellaria and after playing 20 games for the club, he moved to Sassuolo in 2004.
Pomini played for the Neroverdi in the Serie C2 back then, but the club have been making progress year by year. Sassuolo are currently playing in the Italian top flight, but it has to be noted that Pomini did not see any game action in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. The Italian goalkeeper wore No. 17 on his shirt between 2008 and 2012, but following Davide Bassi’s departure he received number 1 shirt.
Alberto Pomini was born in Isola della Scala, Italy on 17 March, 1981. He has a contract with Sassuolo which expires at the end of the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. His agent is Danilo Caravello.
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).