FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 08 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Wigan Athletic fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Out of their two previous meetings, the Boro have drawn one game and lost the other.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2006, with Wigan Ath. inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Boro in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 21 JanMiddlesbrough2-3Wigan Ath.PREM
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 have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Latics's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 16 matches. Wigan Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 21 points from their 15 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.63127910

FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Wigan Ath. 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.