FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Out of their two previous meetings, the Boro have come away with all the points on both occassions.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in October 2003, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Latics in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Wed 29 OctWigan Ath.1 - 2MiddlesbroughLGEC
1986/1987Wed 06 MayMiddlesbrough0 - 0Wigan Ath.LGE1
1986/1987Sat 30 AugWigan Ath.0 - 2MiddlesbroughLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Boro's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Wigan Ath.'s 6 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Middlesbrough's 7 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.63127510

FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Wigan Ath.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Middlesbrough Last drawn game 6 outings ago.