FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 24 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Wigan Athletic fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. 2 of the 3 contests have been draws however, with the other 1 won by Rams.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in October 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 14 FebWigan Ath.2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 11 OctDerby County2-2Wigan Ath.CHMP
1985/1986Sun 22 DecDerby County1 - 0Wigan Ath.LGE1
1985/1986Sat 24 AugWigan Ath.2 - 1Derby CountyLGE1
1984/1985Sat 20 AprWigan Ath.2 - 0Derby CountyLGE1
1984/1985Sat 24 NovDerby County2 - 2Wigan Ath.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 10 conceded.

Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Latics's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 12 points from their 9 games played so far, Wigan Ath. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 9 games giving them a return of 19 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62048126
Wigan Ath.62311069

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams go into their game against Wigan Ath. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 15 .
Wigan Ath. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.