In the Championship, Blackburn Rovers will play Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on Monday, February 7. The hosts have fallen behind in the promotion race recently due to inconsistent league results. Blackburn’s most recent league match ended in a 1-1 draw with Bristol City, but they came back to beat Birmingham City 1-0 in a FA Cup fourth-round replay in midweek.
With 43 points from 28 games, Blackburn is seventh in the league table. With a victory, they will reclaim their playoff spot. In contrast, Wigan’s promotion to the Championship went well, but the team has lost steam, leading manager Kolo Toure to be fired.
In their most recent match, they were defeated by Luton Town 2-0. Both halves saw them concede goals early on and fail to recover. With 25 points from 28 games, the visitors are languishing at the bottom of the standings.
The most recent outcome ended Blackburn’s three-game winless streak. However, they have only won one of their last five games at home and may struggle here. In contrast, Wigan has lost consecutive matches and has not won any of their last nine games across all competitions. They have struggled recently on the road, and this may continue.
Prediction: Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Wigan Athletic
Blackburn led Wigan 15-10 in 32 meetings. In their last four matches, the visitors have not lost. In their last three games in this matchup, the hosts have not kept a clean sheet. Blackburn has lost only four of its 13 league games this season, all at home.
The Latics have won four of their six league games this season on the road. With 49 losses, Wigan’s defensive record this season is the worst in the Championship.
Tomasson is hopeful that Blackburn defender Daniel Ayala will be able to play in the team after recovering from an ankle injury. After joining from Huddersfield Town, Sorba Thomas might make his debut, but Ryan Hedges is more likely to start because he didn’t play in the replay against Birmingham.
Tyler Morton should also return to the starting lineup for the same reasons, but it’s not clear if Lewis Travis or John Buckley will be the only replacements. Maloney’s first pick is not exactly clear, especially in terms of the team’s formation, as Wigan has been using a three-man backline recently.
Following their respective loan moves from West Brom and Norwich City, Martin Kelly, and Danel Sinani may receive immediate debuts, and Omar Rekik should also be in contention following his temporary transfer from Arsenal.
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