FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 20 February 2009 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,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in January 2008, the Boro carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 04 OctWigan Ath.0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Tue 29 JanMiddlesbrough1-0Wigan Ath.PREM
2007/2008Wed 15 AugWigan Ath.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 05 MayWigan Ath.0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 09 DecMiddlesbrough1 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM
2005/2006Sat 21 JanMiddlesbrough2 - 3Wigan Ath.PREM
2005/2006Sun 18 SepWigan Ath.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.

The away form of Wigan Ath. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Latics have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 22 points from their 25 games thus far. Wigan Ath.'s 34 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Middlesbrough's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Wigan Ath.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Wigan Ath. Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.