Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s football game at Home Park pits together Plymouth Argyle and Wigan Athletic. The Pilgrims have been struggling on the travels of late, with the team losing to both Northampton and Doncaster, but they did well to beat Lincoln 4-3 in their last home fixture. Both George Cooper and Gary Sawyer remain in the recovery room, but they should be the only absentees in the home side.
The Latics, on the other hand, did well to crush MK Dons 3-0 in their last league fixture. Wigan Athletic have been having their ups and downs on the road in recent weeks, and seeing that produce much better showings at home than on the travels, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Greater Manchester empty-handed. Tom Pearce is sidelined with injury, while Matthew Palmer will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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).