FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 12 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 5 and win only 1 of the 9 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2002, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 30 SepCardiff City0 - 0Wigan Ath.LD1
2002/2003Sat 26 AprCardiff City0 - 0Wigan Ath.LD2
2002/2003Sat 05 OctWigan Ath.2 - 2Cardiff CityLD2
2001/2002Sat 16 FebWigan Ath.4 - 0Cardiff CityLD2
2001/2002Fri 12 OctCardiff City2 - 2Wigan Ath.LD2
1999/2000Sat 23 OctWigan Ath.2 - 0Cardiff CityLD2
1999/2000Sat 25 SepCardiff City0 - 0Wigan Ath.LD2

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Wigan Ath. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 65 points from 41 games. Cardiff City's 59 points from 41 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6213777
Cardiff City63127710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City 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. 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.