Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Plymouth and Wigan take on each other at Home Park in what is expected to be a close League One encounter. The Pilgrims aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Charlton (0-2) and Wycombe (0-3), but they will have to do it without Zimbabwe defender Brendan Galloway. All Gillesphey, Broom, and Garrick are pushing for a start. The Latics, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Cambridge United.
Since Plymouth suit Wigan, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors this time out. In their last meeting at the venue the Latics defeated the Pilgrims 2-0, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered. Talented attacker Callum Lang should continue to lead the line for the visiting side after finding the net in the midweek draw.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wootton):
After spending his youth career at English giants Liverpool and Manchester United, Scott Wootton played for the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Peterborough United, and Nottingham Forest on loan at senior level. In the summer of 2013, the defender signed a three-year deal with Leeds United.
Scott Wootton made 66 appearances for the Whites in the league before moving to Rotherham United on loan. In August 2016, the English footballer joined League 1 club Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year deal with the Stadium MK outfit. Nowadays, Scott Wootton plays for Plymouth Argyle in the League Two, where he wears the number 5 jersey.
Scott Wootton’s primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances at right-back as well. The 188-cm tall defender, whose preferred foot is right, has three caps for the England U17 team. Scott Wootton was born in Birkenhead, England, on September 12, 1991.
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).