Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Highbury Stadium pits together Fleetwood Town and Wigan Athletic. The Fishermen have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous five league fixtures. Fleetwood Town are desperate to put an end to their dreadful goalless run, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to start a new winning run in the League One.
The Latics are only one point clear of rock-bottom Burton, and seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-0 loss to Rochdale, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Fleetwood’s party at Highbury Stadium. Wigan Athletic midfielder Kal Naismith is unlikely to recover in time to face the Fishermen. When the two teams met in the EFL Cup earlier this season Fleetwood defeated Wigan 3-2, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Josh Morris):
Josh Morris is a product of Blackburn Rovers football school who plays for Fleetwood Town in the League One. Morris’ main position is left midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both left-back and central midfielder as well.
The English footballer started his senior career at Blackburn Rovers and he played for the likes of Yeovil Town, Rotherham United, Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town on loan before moving to Bradford City in the summer of 2015. Josh Morris, though, found his best form at Scunthorpe United, scoring 35 goals in 107 appearances for the club in the league.
Before the start of the 2018/2019 League One season Morris re-joined Fleetwood Town, signing a two-year contract with the Fishermen. Josh Morris scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Peterborough United at Weston Homes Stadium. His contract with Fleetwood Town should expire on June 30, 2021.
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).