Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Cheltenham will look to recover from heavy defeats to AFC Wimbledon (1-5) and West Ham U21 (0-4) in the FA Cup and EFL Cup respectively when they take on Wigan Athletic in the League One round 17. The Robins have been struggling at the back of late and, as a result, the bookies see them as underdogs in Saturday’s encounter. Despite overcoming his injury, midfielder Daniel Adshead is widely expected to start from the bench this time out.
The Latics, on the other hand, aim to build on a midweek win over Peterborough and seeing that Cheltenham Town suit them, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. Callum McManaman is unlikely to return to the starting XI despite scoring a late winner against the Posh, while there are no fresh injury concerns in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Gloucestershire.
Highlighted Team (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.