FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Watford fixture

Watford face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. On each previous occassion, the match has ended in defeat for the Hornets.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, the Latics carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 SepWatford0 - 0Wigan Ath.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 MarWatford1 - 1Wigan Ath.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 SepWigan Ath.1 - 0WatfordCHMP
1999/2000Tue 21 SepWigan Ath.3 - 1WatfordLC
1999/2000Tue 14 SepWatford2 - 0Wigan Ath.LC
1997/1998Sat 04 AprWigan Ath.3 - 2WatfordLGE1
1997/1998Sat 29 NovWatford2 - 1Wigan Ath.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Watford is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Hornets have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Wigan Ath. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 56 points from the 29 games they have played so far. Watford see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 36 points from their 29 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Latics, as the Hornets have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Watford Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.