FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 13 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Wigan Athletic v Derby County fixture

Derby County travel to take on Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Both of the previous encounters have resulted in a drawn game.

The last time the two teams met at Wigan Ath. was well over fifteen years ago, back in August 1985, the Latics carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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:
2003/2004Sat 11 OctDerby County2 - 2Wigan Ath.LD1
1985/1986Sun 22 DecDerby County1 - 0Wigan Ath.DIV3
1985/1986Sat 24 AugWigan Ath.2 - 1Derby CountyDIV3
1984/1985Sat 20 AprWigan Ath.2 - 0Derby CountyDIV3
1984/1985Sat 24 NovDerby County2 - 2Wigan Ath.DIV3

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Latics have conceded a disappointing 6 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rams have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Wigan Ath. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 50 points from 30 games. Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 31 points from 30 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6231969
Derby County62138117

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Wigan Ath.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Derby County Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.