Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Wigan Athletic will be aiming to recover from the EFL Cup loss to Wrexham when they face Northampton Town in the League One round 2. The Latics kicked off the new campaign with a thrilling 2-1 win at Derby County and it is no surprise they are seen as favourites to beat the Cobblers on home soil. Both Charlie Wyke and Callum Lang return to the starting XI, which is surely going to help the team improve offensively.
The visitors, meanwhile, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Swansea on Tuesday evening, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home side. Experienced forward Sam Hoskins is back to the starting line-up for the visitors. You should bear in mind that Wigan defeated Northampton 1-0 in their last meeting in the English third tier.
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).