FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Wigan Athletic v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 28 DecSheff. Utd.1 - 1Wigan Ath.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 21 OctWigan Ath.1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1991/1992Tue 08 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 0Wigan Ath.LC
1991/1992Tue 24 SepWigan Ath.2 - 2Sheff. Utd.LC
1988/1989Sat 04 MarWigan Ath.1 - 2Sheff. Utd.LGE1
1988/1989Sat 22 OctSheff. Utd.2 - 1Wigan Ath.LGE1
1983/1984Sat 11 FebWigan Ath.3 - 0Sheff. Utd.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Latics score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.

The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Wigan Ath. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 16 points from the 8 games they have played so far. Sheff. Utd.'s 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6231969
Sheff. Utd.640211612

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game which sees both teams in reasonable shape, and one which the Madmen are pretty confident will end up as a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.