Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Ipswich Town will look to make amends for a heart-breaking loss to Rotherham United when they face Wigan Athletic on Matchday 44. The Millers seem to have ruined their promotion hopes, and, no doubt, the hosts are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Wigan. Both Bonne and Chaplin are pushing for a start, while the likes of Edwards, Jackson, Edmundson, and Evans should miss out through injuries.
The Latics, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Cambridge United. The league leaders are eager to move closer to securing automatic promotion, and they should take advantage of Ipswich’s anything but splendid form. James McClean faces race against clock to be fit for Tuesday’s clash, while all Charlie Wyke, Scott Smith, and Curtis Tilt are likely to miss the game with injuries. Thelo Aasgaard has been struggling with the lack of fitness.
Highlighted Player (Vaclav Hladky):
Born in Brno on November 14, 1990, Vaclav Hladky is a Czech footballer who plays for Scottish Premier League club St Mirren as a goalkeeper. Hladky spent his youth career at the likes of FC Sparta Brno, FK Sardice, and FC Zbrojovka Brno, and he continued playing for the Zbrojovka Brno reserve team at the senior level.
The 192-cm-tall shot-stopper played for the likes of MSK Breclav (loan) Sparta Brno, FK Sardice, FC Zbrojovka Brno (senior team), and Slovan Liberec before signing a contract with St Mirren. The Czech goalkeeper made his Scottish Premiership debut on January 23, 2019, in a 4-0 loss at Celtic.
Hladky played for the Czech Republic youth teams as well, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Czech Republic senior team. Vaclav Hladky wears the No. 1 shirt at St Mirren, and his preferred foot is right.
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).