Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Oxford United will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers when they welcome Wigan Athletic at their Kassam Stadium on Matchday 29. The Yellows are determined to secure a top-six finish, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Wigan on Saturday afternoon. The Latics, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Northampton, and they managed to get one.
Wigan Athletic aim to escape the relegation zone, but seeing that Oxford United are on a four-game winning run at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. In the first half of the season Oxford United defeated Wigan Athletic, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. A man to watch in the away team will be experienced attacker Matt Taylor, who has netted 11 goals so far this season.
Highlighted Player (Elliott Moore):
Born in Coalville, England on March 16, 1997 Elliott Moore is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a centre-back. Moore has one cap with the England U18 team, while making two appearances for the England U20 team.
The 196-cm tall defender is a product of Leicester City football school, joining the club at the age of 6, but he did not enjoy a first-team football with the Foxes. He made his first appearances for Leicester City senior team on July 19, 2017 against WBA at the Asia Trophy. After spending a couple of seasons on loan at OH Leuven, Elliott Moore returned to England in the summer of 2019, signing a contract with League One side Oxford United.
Moore made his League One debut against Sunderland on August 3, 2019. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stadium of Light in the opening match of the season, with Elliott Moore coming from the bench in the dying minutes of the game.
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).