FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 26 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Most of the previous games have been drawn, but the remainder have resulted in a win for Black Cats.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Sunderland inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Latics in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 05 AprWigan Ath.0 - 1SunderlandCHMP
2004/2005Sat 28 AugSunderland1 - 1Wigan Ath.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 24 AprWigan Ath.0 - 0SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Tue 02 DecSunderland1 - 1Wigan Ath.CHMP
1987/1988Sat 12 MarWigan Ath.2 - 2SunderlandLGE1
1987/1988Sat 10 OctSunderland4 - 1Wigan Ath.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

The away form of Sunderland however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Black Cats, and 8 goals against.

Wigan Ath. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 0 points from their 2 games thus far. Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 3 games have yielded only 0 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6222648

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sunderland are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Wigan Ath.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sunderland An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.