FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Wigan Athletic fixture

Middlesbrough play host to Wigan Athletic at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The two sides drew on their own previous meeting.

The only previous meeting between Middlesbrough and Wigan Ath. at was well over fifteen years ago, back in May 1987, when they played out a goalless draw in a Third Division match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 18 SepWigan Ath.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

The away form of Wigan Ath. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Latics have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 21 matches. Wigan Ath. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 34 points they have accumulated from 22 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.61235105

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Middlesbrough only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough No sequences of note
Wigan Ath. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.