Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a 3-1 loss to Rotherham United in their last league match, Cambridge United will look to move closer to the playoffs berth when they take on Wigan Athletic at Abbey Stadium. The U’s have been struggling at the back of late, and, as a result, the bookies see them as underdogs in the midweek clash. Mark Bonner has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Wigan, but Leon Davies will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
The Latics, on the other hand, were not in action at the weekend, meaning that tired legs are unlikely to prove to be a big problem for the visiting side. Wigan Athletic are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and they should take advantage of Cambridge United’s poor form. Callum Lang, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, should keep his place in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Liam O’Neil):
Born in Cambridge, England on July 31, 1993, Liam O’Neil is an English footballer who plays as both defender as midfielder for Cambridge United in the League Two. O’Neil is a product of the Cambridge United football school, but he played for Histon during his youth career as well.
In the summer of 2012 he joined WBA youth academy, and it has to be noted that he made three appearances for the Baggies at senior level in all competitions. Liam O’Neil played for the likes of VPS and Scunthorpe United on loan as well before joining Chesterfield in 2015.
After scoring two goals in 45 appearances for the club in the league, O’Neil moved to Cambridge United in the winter of 2017. As his mother comes from Wales, O’Neil is open to play for the Wales national team, but he has yet to earn a cap with the Dragons.
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).