Bristol Rovers will arrive at DW Stadium on Tuesday for the League One game with hosts Wigan.
Our Wigan v Bristol Rovers predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Wigan will be hoping for a better result after a 1-2 League One losing effort in their last game against Oxford United.
Matty Taylor (61') and James Henry (87') scored for Oxford United.
It has been seldom in recent games that Wigan Athletic have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that The Latics have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 11 goals on the way.
Ahead of this meeting, Wigan Athletic have not been beaten in the league by Bristol Rovers in their previous 7 games.
After being beaten in their last game against Swindon Town in League One competition, Bristol Rovers will be aiming to make amends here.
Brett Pitman (76') was the scorer for Swindon Town.
Showing their bias toward action-packed matches, we’ve had goals 21 times in the previous 6 games in which Bristol Rovers have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have managed 14 of those goals. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this match, though.
Heading into this contest, Bristol Rovers haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 11/09/1999 tells us that Wigan have won 2 of these and Bristol Rovers 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 4.
An aggregate of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for The Latics and 3 for The Pirates. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was League One match day 27 on 24/04/2018 which finished with the scoreline of Bristol Rovers 1-1 Wigan Athletic.
The match was refereed by Steve Martin.
Team News: Wigan
Wigan boss doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Bristol Rovers
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, Bristol Rovers manager has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We’re envisaging that Bristol Rovers could find themselves up against it to hit the back of the net against this Wigan side who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 1-0 winning margin for Wigan at the end of the match.
Should be a close one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: DW Stadium (25,138)
Chairman: Darren Royle
Competitions: League One position 24, EFL Trophy (Group D - North)
⭐ Star Player: Joe Garner
Generally playing in the Striker position, Joe Garner was born in Blackburn, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Carlisle United in the 2006 - 2007 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 3 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 10 appearances.