Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Charlton Athletic will look to record their first win of the season when they take on Wigan Athletic at the Valley. The Red Robins made a slow start to the season, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. All Ben Purrington, Alex Gilbey, and Ronnie Schwartz are likely to miss Saturday’s game with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Latics, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs at the start of the season. Wigan Athletic, though, were anything but impressive in a 1-1 draw with Wycombe, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money Charlton. The Red Robins want this win more than the Latics; and we predict that the capital club will pick up all three points from the match. There are no absentees in the away team ahead of the trip to London.
Highlighted Player (Jake Forster-Caskey ):
Born in Southend-on-Sea, England on April 25, 1994 Jake Forster-Caskey is a midfielder who plays for Charlton Athletic in the League One. Forster-Caskey started his both youth and senior careers at Brighton & Hove Albion and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 67 league appearances for the Seagulls first team.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons and Rotherham United, the English footballer signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Charlton Athletic in the winter of 2017. Jake quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the capital club, scoring 5 goals in 43 appearances in the 2017/2018 League One campaign.
However, he was out of contention for most of the 2018/2019 season with a serious knee injury. His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and left midfielder as well.
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).