FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 7th November 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City at 12:45 on Saturday, 8th November 2008 in the Premier League.
Stoke City pack their bags to visit Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 9 games played, Potters have recorded 3 wins, and Wigan Ath. have come away with 4 victories.
The previous match played between the two at JJB Stadium was more than three years back, in February 2005, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Latics in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Feb||Wigan Ath.||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 02 Nov||Stoke City||0 - 1||Wigan Ath.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 21 Feb||Stoke City||1 - 1||Wigan Ath.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 14 Oct||Wigan Ath.||2 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 04 Jan||Stoke City||3 - 0||Wigan Ath.||FAC|
|2001/2002||Sat 26 Jan||Stoke City||2 - 2||Wigan Ath.||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Tue 13 Nov||Wigan Ath.||6 - 1||Stoke City||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Wigan Athletic have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Latics's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Potters have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 11 points from 11 matches. Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 13 points from their 11 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Potters out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Wigan Ath.. Away win
|Wigan Ath.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.
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