On Thursday, December 29, Wigan will play Sunderland at the DW Stadium in the Championship. In three games, the hosts have failed to win. On November 12, they defeated Blackpool in the Championship and won 2-1. That is their only win in their last five games (W1, L4) at home. The hosts were promoted from League One, like Sunderland, but their campaign has been a mess.
Out of 24 league games, the Latics have won six, drawn six, and lost 12 to earn 24 points. They are 23rd in the standings, just ahead of Huddersfield, who are last. Kolo Toure, the new manager, hasn’t had his first win yet as he welcomes Tony Mowbray’s team, who have won four of their last five games against Wigan. The visitors have exceeded expectations thus far and were promoted through playoffs.
With 22 games remaining, they are ninth with 34 points. Sunderland is coming ogg three successes, one draw, and a loss and has been a serious area of strength in structure (W2, D2, L1). They will try to take advantage of Wigan’s weaknesses. The Black Cats want to get back into the Premier League. However, they are 16th and 13 points out of the automatic promotion spots; however, they will attempt to reclaim a playoff spot with three points from their trip to Wigan.
Will Keane has been an important part of Wigan’s forward lineup, scoring eight goals and assisting three others. He might be able to help them once more. Sunderland, on the other hand, will rely on Ross Stewart and Amad Diallo in the absence of the injured Ellis Simms. This season, the trio has made a lot of shots on goal. The admirable form and determination of Sunderland ought to be useful.
Prediction: Wigan 1-2 Sunderland
In their last five home games, Wigan has only won once and lost four. In the fixture’s last five meetings, Sunderland has won four and the hosts have only won once. In their last five home games against Sunderland, Wigan has won once and lost four.
In their last five matches against Wigan, Sunderland has conceded four goals and scored ten goals. In their last five games, the hosts have won once, drawn once, and lost three, while Sunderland has won three times, drawn once, and lost once.
Form Guide: Wigan L-L-D-W-L; Sunderland W-D-L-W-W.
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