Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Stadium MK will host Tuesday’s football game between MK Dons and Wigan Athletic. MK Dons aim to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Oxford United (2-3) and Blackpool (0-1), and, no doubt, they will leave their hearts on the field in the midweek clash. Russell Martin’s troops are after their second win of the season as they defeated Gillingham 2-0 at home ten days ago.
The Latics, on the other hand, have collected only one point in total from the previous four league fixtures. Wigan footballers must be low on confidence ahead of the trip to Buckinghamshire, meaning that MK Dons will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Considering that Wigan attacker Viv Solomon-Otabor picked up an injury in a 1-1 draw with Plymouth at the weekend, we are tempted to put our money on the home side.
Highlighted Player (Richard Keogh):
Richard Keogh is an English player, who has a deal with Derby County. The 188-cm-tall defender started his senior career in 2004 as he signed for Stoke City, but he was immediately sent on loan to Vikingur. After making nine appearances for the Icelandic club, he joined Bristol City in 2005.
Keogh made his Bristol City debut on 3 September, 2005 in a goalless draw with Colchester United. The Derby County defender then spent several seasons on loan at Wycombe, Huddersfield, Carlisle and Cheltenham before signing a permanent deal with Carlisle. Richard Keogh signed a three-year deal with Coventry City and he made 46 appearances for the club in the 2010/2011 Championship campaign.
Keogh played 45 games for Coventry in the 2011/2012 season and on July 2012 he joined Derby County. The defender made 178 appearances for the Rams until the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and he netted one goal for the iPro Stadium outfit. Keogh made his Republic of Ireland debut on 6 February, 2013 in a friendly game against Poland.
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).