FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v Wigan Athletic fixture

Chelsea prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was just last season, in December 2005, the Blues carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecWigan Ath.2 - 3ChelseaPREM
2005/2006Sat 10 DecChelsea1-0Wigan Ath.PREM
2005/2006Sun 14 AugWigan Ath.0 - 1ChelseaPREM
1984/1985Sat 26 JanWigan Ath.0 - 5ChelseaFAC
1984/1985Sat 05 JanChelsea2 - 2Wigan Ath.FAC
1981/1982Wed 11 NovWigan Ath.4 - 2ChelseaLGEC
1979/1980Mon 14 JanChelsea0 - 1Wigan Ath.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.

Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Latics's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 48 points from their 22 games. Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 21 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Wigan Ath. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Blues in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Chelsea Unbeaten in the last 16 home games.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
Wigan Ath. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 6 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.