Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Wigan Athletic play host to Accrington Town at their DW Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Latics did well to shock Sunderland at the Stadium of Light at the weekend, with the team reviving their survival hopes. The rock-bottom side are eager to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Accrington on Matchday 17.
The visiting team, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over MK Dons, but seeing that the hosts want this win more than the visitors, we predict that John Coleman’s troops are going to return home empty-handed. When the two teams met in the EFL Trophy three years ago Accrington rolled over Wigan 4-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. Kyle Joseph, who scored the winner against the Black Cats, will lead the line for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Cameron):
Born in Birmingham, England, on November 21, 1991, Nathan Cameron is a professional footballer who plays for Macclesfield Town as a defender. Cameron is a product of the Coventry City football school, and he continued wearing the sky blue shirt at the senior level.
He made 48 appearances in the league for Coventry City, but he played for the likes of Nuneaton Town (loan), Northampton Town (loan), and Bury as well before joining Macclesfield Town. Nathan Cameron has one cap for the England U20 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team.
The 188-cm-tall defender made his Macclesfield Town debut in the League two in a 2-0 loss to Milton Keynes Dons on November 17, 2018. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 25 shirt at Macclesfield Town.
Highlighted Team (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.