FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2009 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 Wednesday evening, 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 just last season, in October 2007, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 11 MayWigan Ath.0 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 06 OctMan. Utd.4-0Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Tue 26 DecMan. Utd.3 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM
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 17 goals, and conceded 5.

Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Latics have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 41 points from their 19 games. Wigan Ath.'s 31 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.64118113
Wigan Ath.64028512

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. Utd. may be coming up against a decent side in Wigan Ath., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 24 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Wigan Ath. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.