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Gillingham make the trip to DW Stadium on Saturday for the League One meeting with hosts Wigan.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Wigan v Gillingham - plus the latest betting odds.
Wigan will be hoping to bounce back here following the 2-0 League One defeat last time out to Ipswich Town.
Teddy Bishop (11') and Gwion Edwards (80') scored for Ipswich Town.
Fixtures featuring Wigan Athletic have usually been exciting affairs recently with high scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum of 21 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 13 of these belonging to The Latics. Still, time will tell whether such a trend might be replicated in this next game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Wigan:
- haven't lost in the league to Gillingham in their previous 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
In their previous game, Gillingham drew 1-1 in the EFL Cup tie with Coventry City.
In that game, Gillingham managed 34% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Gillingham was Jordan Graham (90'). Coventry City got 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Maxime Biamou (61') scored for Coventry City.
The stats tell the story, and Gillingham have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. At the back, The Gills have clearly had some problems.
Leading up to this clash, Gillingham:
- are winless against Wigan Athletic when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. Not the best of away records.
- are unbeaten in their last 9 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 11/12/2004 shows that Wigan have won 3 of these games & Gillingham 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 of them from The Latics and 7 for The Gills. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league game between these sides was League One match day 31 on 03/02/2018 and the score finished Wigan Athletic 2-0 Gillingham.
The referee was Nick Kinseley.
Team News: Wigan
Wigan boss John Sheridan has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
It looks as if The Latics will possibly make use of the 3-4-3 formation for this game, handing starts to Freddie Woodman, Joe Rodon, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi, Jake Bidwell, Matt Grimes, Korey Smith, Connor Roberts, Jamal Lowe, Morgan Gibbs-White and André Ayew.
Team News: Gillingham
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, Gillingham manager Steve Evans doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
We believe The Gills could decide to elect for a 4-4-2 system, giving starts to Neil Etheridge, Maxime Colin, Harlee Dean, George Friend, Kristian Pedersen, Ivan Sanchez, Adam Clayton, Ivan Sunjic, Jérémie Bela, Scott Hogan and Lucas Jutkiewicz.
We’re of the view that Gillingham and Wigan could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: DW Stadium (25,138)
Chairman: Darren Royle
Manager: John Sheridan
Competitions: League One position 24, EFL Trophy (Group D - North)