Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sixfields Stadium will host Tuesday’s football game between Northampton Town and Wigan Athletic, the two relegation-threatened teams. Northampton Town are eyeing their first win of the year, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field in the relegation six-pointer. Boss Keith Curle has no fresh selection worries, but all Korboa, Marshall, and Morris are pushing for a start.
The Latics, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing each of their last three league fixtures. Wigan Athletic have been struggling at the back of late, meaning that Northampton will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Viv Solomon-Otabor is sidelined with injury, while Matthew Palmer and Gavin Massey are both rated doubtful for the midweek game. In the first half of the season Northampton defeated Wigan 3-2.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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).