FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Wigan Athletic fixture

Derby County are ready to welcome Wigan Athletic to Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. 3 of the 5 contests have been draws however, with the other 2 won by Rams.

The previous match played between the two at Pride Park was within the last three years, in January 2005, the Rams carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 08 JanDerby County2-1Wigan Ath.FAC
2004/2005Sun 26 DecWigan Ath.1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Derby County's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While Rams have scored 4, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Wigan Ath.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Latics have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 21 games have yielded only 7 points. Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 21 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County60246102
Wigan Ath.632112711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Rams at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Latics come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Not won in the 16 most recent games.
Wigan Ath. Undefeated in last 3 away games.