FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Wigan Athletic fixture

Man Utd. prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on Tuesday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Red Devils have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was less than a year ago, in February 2006, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 14 OctWigan Ath.1 - 3Man Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 06 MarWigan Ath.1 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 26 FebMan Utd.4-0Wigan Ath.LGEC
2005/2006Wed 14 DecMan Utd.4 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 3.

The Latics have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Latics's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Man Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 47 points from the 19 games played. Wigan Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 22 points from their 19 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.650114415
Wigan Ath.61145104

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Man Utd. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Wigan Ath. An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.