FM Preview: Manchester United v Wigan Athletic 15 Sep 2012

Last updated : 14 September 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester United v Wigan Athletic fixture

Manchester United prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Red Devils.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was less than a year ago, in December 2011, with Manchester United annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Wed 11 Apr Wigan Ath. 1 - 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
2011/2012 Mon 26 Dec Man. Utd. 5-0 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 26 Feb Wigan Ath. 0 - 4 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2009/2010 Wed 30 Dec Man. Utd. 5 - 0 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 22 Aug Wigan Ath. 0 - 5 Man. Utd. Premier League
2008/2009 Wed 13 May Wigan Ath. 1 - 2 Man. Utd. Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Red Devils, with 6 goals against.

Wigan Athletic's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Latics, and 6 goals against.

Manchester United's total of 6 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Wigan Athletic's 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester United 6 4 0 2 9 6 12
Wigan Athletic 6 4 1 1 12 7 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Red Devils are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester United Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Wigan Athletic 3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

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