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Wigan Athletic vs Stoke City match preview: Even contest expected at The DW Stadium

An important duel in the bottom section of the Championship, with both Wigan Athletic and Stoke City experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 17th and the visitors in 20th place.

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It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Athletic and Stoke City.

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Wigan Athletic form and stats

Wigan Athletic have played 19 Championship games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 7-6-6 (wins-draws-losses).

The Athletic goalkeeper David Marshall is looking to record 90 more "clean sheet" minutes as his team have now played 575 minutes without conceding a goal in the Championship.

A nice win for Athletic last time playing, versus Blackburn Rovers. That was also a home game and the match ended 2-0 with Michael Jacobs and Lee Evans scoring for the victors. Before that match, a win away at Huddersfield Town.

The manager P. Cook will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Brentford in only four days.

The Athletic fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 20 in 19 matches. Athletic have conceded 22 in these home matches.

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Stoke City form and stats

There's been little loot from Stoke City's travels as they have only collected 16 points from 19 away games in the Championship. Stoke City only have 4 wins to counter their 11 defeats and 4 draws. One point away has become something of a habit for Stoke who have played out draws in their last three away games.

Stoke failed to get anything from their last game, a Championship home match vs Middlesbrough (placed 19th) that ended with defeat 0-2. A 1-1 draw at Reading's stadium before that.

After this away game Stoke City return home for a Championship game against Barnsley. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Stoke find the net regularly in their away games. 21 goals from 19 away fixtures in the league. Stoke struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 32 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Stoke City - Athletic 2-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Wigan Athletic three wins, five draws and Stoke City two victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Stoke CityS. Clucas
S. Clucas
10 goals
Stoke CityT. Campbell
T. Campbell
7 goals
AthleticC. Dunkley
C. Dunkley
6 goals

Wigan Athletic missing players

Stoke City missing players

Competition: England Championship
Competition: Tue 30.June
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: The DW Stadium (25138 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds United 39 22 8 9 59 32 19 12 4 3 29 13 20 10 4 6 30 19 27 74
2 West Bromwich Albion 39 19 14 6 64 38 19 8 8 3 36 23 20 11 6 3 28 15 26 71
3 Brentford 39 19 9 11 67 33 19 11 5 3 37 15 20 8 4 8 30 18 34 66
4 Nottingham Forest 39 17 13 9 52 40 19 9 4 6 23 20 20 8 9 3 29 20 12 64
5 Fulham 39 18 10 11 52 43 20 12 2 6 32 23 19 6 8 5 20 20 9 64
6 Cardiff City 39 15 15 9 57 51 19 9 8 2 28 17 20 6 7 7 29 34 6 60
7 Preston North End 39 16 9 14 52 49 20 11 3 6 36 27 19 5 6 8 16 22 3 57
8 Derby County 39 15 12 12 54 52 20 11 7 2 30 14 19 4 5 10 24 38 2 57
9 Blackburn Rovers 39 15 11 13 55 48 20 9 8 3 27 17 19 6 3 10 28 31 7 56
10 Swansea City 39 14 14 11 49 46 20 8 5 7 24 21 19 6 9 4 25 25 3 56
11 Millwall 39 13 16 10 46 43 19 8 7 4 27 21 20 5 9 6 19 22 3 55
12 Bristol City 39 15 10 14 53 58 19 7 5 7 26 29 20 8 5 7 27 29 -5 55
13 Sheffield Wednesday 39 14 10 15 49 51 19 7 6 6 17 22 20 7 4 9 32 29 -2 52
14 Queens Park Rangers 39 14 8 17 58 64 20 8 5 7 37 34 19 6 3 10 21 30 -6 50
15 Reading 39 13 10 16 48 45 19 7 3 9 24 25 20 6 7 7 24 20 3 49
16 Birmingham City 39 12 13 14 51 60 19 6 6 7 30 32 20 6 7 7 21 28 -9 49
17 Wigan Athletic 39 12 11 16 42 50 19 7 6 6 20 22 20 5 5 10 22 28 -8 47
18 Charlton Athletic 39 12 9 18 46 54 20 8 5 7 26 23 19 4 4 11 20 31 -8 45
19 Middlesbrough 39 10 14 15 39 50 20 6 8 6 18 22 19 4 6 9 21 28 -11 44
20 Stoke City 39 12 7 20 50 58 20 8 3 9 29 26 19 4 4 11 21 32 -8 43
21 Hull City 39 11 9 19 52 67 20 6 3 11 27 34 19 5 6 8 25 33 -15 42
22 Huddersfield Town 39 11 9 19 46 63 20 7 5 8 24 27 19 4 4 11 22 36 -17 42
23 Luton Town 39 11 6 22 45 72 19 7 5 7 28 28 20 4 1 15 17 44 -27 39
24 Barnsley 39 9 11 19 43 62 20 5 8 7 26 33 19 4 3 12 17 29 -19 38

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds United 39 22 8 9 59 32 19 12 4 3 29 13 20 10 4 6 30 19 27 74
2 West Bromwich Albion 39 19 14 6 64 38 19 8 8 3 36 23 20 11 6 3 28 15 26 71
3 Brentford 39 19 9 11 67 33 19 11 5 3 37 15 20 8 4 8 30 18 34 66
4 Nottingham Forest 39 17 13 9 52 40 19 9 4 6 23 20 20 8 9 3 29 20 12 64
5 Fulham 39 18 10 11 52 43 20 12 2 6 32 23 19 6 8 5 20 20 9 64
6 Cardiff City 39 15 15 9 57 51 19 9 8 2 28 17 20 6 7 7 29 34 6 60
7 Preston North End 39 16 9 14 52 49 20 11 3 6 36 27 19 5 6 8 16 22 3 57
8 Derby County 39 15 12 12 54 52 20 11 7 2 30 14 19 4 5 10 24 38 2 57
9 Blackburn Rovers 39 15 11 13 55 48 20 9 8 3 27 17 19 6 3 10 28 31 7 56
10 Swansea City 39 14 14 11 49 46 20 8 5 7 24 21 19 6 9 4 25 25 3 56
11 Millwall 39 13 16 10 46 43 19 8 7 4 27 21 20 5 9 6 19 22 3 55
12 Bristol City 39 15 10 14 53 58 19 7 5 7 26 29 20 8 5 7 27 29 -5 55
13 Sheffield Wednesday 39 14 10 15 49 51 19 7 6 6 17 22 20 7 4 9 32 29 -2 52
14 Queens Park Rangers 39 14 8 17 58 64 20 8 5 7 37 34 19 6 3 10 21 30 -6 50
15 Reading 39 13 10 16 48 45 19 7 3 9 24 25 20 6 7 7 24 20 3 49
16 Birmingham City 39 12 13 14 51 60 19 6 6 7 30 32 20 6 7 7 21 28 -9 49
17 Wigan Athletic 39 12 11 16 42 50 19 7 6 6 20 22 20 5 5 10 22 28 -8 47
18 Charlton Athletic 39 12 9 18 46 54 20 8 5 7 26 23 19 4 4 11 20 31 -8 45
19 Middlesbrough 39 10 14 15 39 50 20 6 8 6 18 22 19 4 6 9 21 28 -11 44
20 Stoke City 39 12 7 20 50 58 20 8 3 9 29 26 19 4 4 11 21 32 -8 43
21 Hull City 39 11 9 19 52 67 20 6 3 11 27 34 19 5 6 8 25 33 -15 42
22 Huddersfield Town 39 11 9 19 46 63 20 7 5 8 24 27 19 4 4 11 22 36 -17 42
23 Luton Town 39 11 6 22 45 72 19 7 5 7 28 28 20 4 1 15 17 44 -27 39
24 Barnsley 39 9 11 19 43 62 20 5 8 7 26 33 19 4 3 12 17 29 -19 38

Wigan Athletic Stoke City
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
39 19 5 Played P 6 19 39
12 7 1 Won W 2 4 12
11 6 4 Drew D 1 4 7
16 6 0 Lost L 3 11 20
42 20 5 Scored S 13 21 50
50 22 3 Conceded C 12 32 58
92% 89% 60% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 90%
69% 74% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 68% 77%
46% 37% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 83% 53% 54%
23% 16% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 32% 28%
5% 5% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 16% 15%
46% 47% 40% BTTS BTTS 100% 58% 51%
31% 37% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 16% 23%
31% 26% 40% Failed to Score F T 0% 37% 36%
 
6 5.8 5.4 Corners for (avg) C F 4.7 3.9 4.8
5.2 4.6 4.6 Corners against (avg) C A 4.3 4.2 4.2
2.1 1.9 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.5 1.3
4 3 1 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
445 216 47 Total Shots T S 62 194 474
146 67 13 Shots on Target S O 27 63 147
29% 30% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 48% 33% 34%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Stoke City have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Wigan Athletic has the most dropped points from leading position (31)
  • Wigan Athletic is in the best form (5-1-0)

Wigan Athletic:
Stoke City:
Championship:
England:
Bookie Wigan Athletic Draw Stoke City

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.