FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd December 2006
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Wigan Athletic and Chelsea at 17:15 on Saturday 23rd December 2006 in the Premiership.
Chelsea face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, determined to keep up their impressive record at the venue, having come through the challenge on 2 of the previous 3 occasions.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2005, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Latics in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||Wigan Ath.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 14 Aug||Wigan Ath.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|1984/1985||Sat 26 Jan||Wigan Ath.||0 - 5||Chelsea||FAC|
|1984/1985||Sat 05 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 2||Wigan Ath.||FAC|
|1981/1982||Wed 11 Nov||Wigan Ath.||4 - 2||Chelsea||LGEC|
|1979/1980||Mon 14 Jan||Chelsea||0 - 1||Wigan Ath.||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Wigan Athletic have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Latics's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The Blues 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 Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.
Wigan Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 22 points from their 18 games played so far, Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 42 points from their 18 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|Wigan Ath.||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Chelsea||3 successive away victories.|
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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