FM Preview: Wigan Athletic v Sunderland 19 Jan 2013

Last updated : 18 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Wigan Athletic v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Wigan Athletic at Robin Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 9 games played, Black Cats have recorded 2 wins, and Wigan Athletic have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Robin Park was just last season, in January 2012, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 4 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 29 Sep Sunderland 1 - 0 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2011/2012 Tue 03 Jan Wigan Ath. 1 - 4 Sunderland Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Sunderland 1 - 2 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 23 Apr Sunderland 4 - 2 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Wigan Ath. 1 - 1 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 06 Feb Sunderland 1 - 1 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 28 Nov Wigan Ath. 1 - 0 Sunderland Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Latics have scored 6, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Black Cats have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Wigan Athletic are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 22 matches.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 25 points from their 22 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Wigan Athletic 6 2 2 2 7 8 8
Sunderland 6 2 1 3 7 9 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Black Cats has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Wigan Athletic. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Wigan Athletic Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sunderland Not won in previous 2 away matches.

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