Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Wigan will look to clinch automatic promotion to the Championship when they take on Shrewsbury at Greenhous Meadow in the decider. The Latics are leading the chase for immediate promotion, and they are only one point away from meeting the goal. The league leaders are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Saturday’s clash, meaning that low-scoring affair is on the horizon.
Experienced winger James McClean is major doubt, while all Smith, Tilt, Aasgaard, and Wyke are out of contention with injuries. The Shrews, on the other hand, do not seem to be at the top of their game, with the team collecting only two points in total from the previous five league fixtures. Anyhow, both sides would be happy with one point from the match. Both Ethan Ebanks-Landell and David Davis are injured for the home team.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Pierre):
Born on February 17, 1993 in Southall, England Aaron Pierre is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town in the League One as a defender. Pierre started his youth career at Fulham at the age of 15 and in 2011 he moved to Brentford youth school.
Speaking of his senior career, the 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Brentford, Cambridge United, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town before signing a deal with Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2019. Aaron Pierre signed for the League One side for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. Despite being born in England, the Shrewsbury Town footballer represents Granada on the international stage.
He received his first call-up for the Grenada national team in September, 2015, but he has yet to find the net with the Spice Boys. The Grenada international’s main position is centre-back, whereas his preferred foot is left.
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).