FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Sunday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. On each previous occassion, the match has ended in defeat for the Rams.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2004, with Wigan Ath. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepDerby County1 - 1Wigan Ath.CHMP
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

Wigan Athletic have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Latics have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 4.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rams's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Wigan Ath. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 47 points from the 24 games they have played so far. Derby County lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 36 from their 24 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6222948
Derby County63129610

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Rams, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Derby County 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.