Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Wigan Athletic will be looking to make amends for the EFL Cup defeat to Sunderland when they take on Cheltenham Town in the League One round 9. The Latics are eyeing their fifth consecutive league win, and seeing that first-team regulars Wyke, Lang, Keane, McClean, to name just a few, return to the starting XI, it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Wigan Athletic are after their fourth home win of the season.
In their last league match the Latics outclassed Accrington 4-1. The Robins, on the other hand, did well to beat both Charlton Athletic and Oxford United in the previous two league fixtures. Cheltenham Town have been showing signs of improvement of late, but seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the EFL Cup loss (1-4) to Preston, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing 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 (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.