Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Cheltenham Town will look to put an end to their nine-game winless run in the League One when they take on Wigan Athletic at Whaddon Park. The Robins aim to put an end to their nine-game winless run, but they will have a mountain to climb in Saturday’s showdown. Since important defender Sean Long suffered an injury in a 1-0 loss to Rotherham, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
The Latics, on the other hand, aim to cement to position in the League One standings. The league leaders are on a four-game winning run ahead of the trip to Cheltenham, and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. Head coach Leam Richardson rested several first-team regulars in the EFL Trophy triumph over Arsenal, but he is likely to field the best possible side against the Robins.
Highlighted Player (Chris Hussey):
Born in Hammersmith, England, Christopher Hussey is an experienced defender who plays for Cheltenham Town in the League Two. After spending his youth career at the likes of Woking and AFC Wimbledon, Hussey continued playing for the Dons at senior level.
He played for a number of English clubs in the past, but, no doubt, the most notable one is Sheffield United. Chris Hussey made seven appearances for the Blades in the League One, but nowadays he is a League Two player. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
It has to be noted that he was called up for the England C team as a standby. Christopher Hussey made his Cheltenham Town debut on August 21, 2018 in a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town. He scored his first goal with the Robins in a 4-2 loss to Mansfield Town.
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).