Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a 3-2 win over Peterborough, Wigan Athletic will be aiming to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Exeter in the League One round 32. The Latics have recorded three wins in the previous four league matches, but Saturday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for Shaun Maloney’s troops. Matthew Smith serves a one-game ban following his sending-off in the last league match, while defender Steven Sessegnon should miss out with injury.
The Grecians, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Bristol Rovers, with the team beating Peterborough in front of home fans. Exeter are eyeing their third consecutive win on the road, but beating the in-form Latics at the DW Stadium is easier said than done. Gary Caldwell is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Posh in midweek.
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).