Wigan Preview vs Swansea

Troubles again on the road leave Latics in 8th place after 10 fixtures.

Wigan fell foul of a soft penalty in the 86th minute at Carrow Road, though it must be said that they were lucky to get away with one in the first half. There will no doubt be some who mention that gung ho, last ditch tackling in the area wont fly in the championship as it did at times in League One last season.

At home though Wigan have looked as good as any, sporting the joint best home form in the league alongside Brentford and Middlesbrough.

This Tuesday the Lancashire club find themselves up against Swansea City, who, like Wigan, lie just outside the play-offs on 16 points.

The Swans come into the game with mixed form, having won, drawn and lost in their last three. The Welsh opponents will have gained confidence from their 3-0 win over QPR last time out, though it has to be said they have been struggling to find consistency of any kind this season.

Wigan should be confident at home, and the likely return of Will Grigg should be a timely boost to the home side. Callum McManaman could also be close to a starting place, with Cook likely to rest some forward players in order to cope with the busy schedule and fans eager to see the return of the Mac.

Wigan predicted XI:

Walton
James Dunkley Kipre Robinson
Morsy Evans
Windass Jacobs
Powell Grigg

Prediction:

Wigan 2-1 Swansea

Cautious optimism is the order of the day on this one. The prediction here is a difficult one because Swansea are an unpredictable side that could beat the best in this league on their day but have struggled to find consistency.

Wigan’s home form has been more consistent, and I’m hoping that it will prove to be the case again come Tuesday night in what could be a tough test for both sides.

Picture Credit: Wigan Athletic

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