FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 14 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. travel to take on Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Magpies won the only previous game contested between the two teams.

The only previous meeting between Wigan Ath. and Newcastle Utd. at was way back in the black-and-white days of January 1954, with Newcastle Utd. inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Latics 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:
1953/1954Wed 13 JanWigan Ath.2 - 3Newcastle Utd.FAC
1953/1954Sat 09 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2Wigan Ath.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 4 conceded.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Magpies's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Wigan Ath.'s 13 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 9 points from their 8 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.65108316
Newcastle Utd.6222558

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Wigan Ath. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Newcastle Utd. 5 games since last defeat.