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MATCH PREVIEW: WALSALL V WIGAN ATHLETIC

20 March 2018

Latics head to Walsall as the race for promotion to the Sky Bet Championship continues.

  • Match Preview: Walsall v Wigan Athletic.
  • All of the key information ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash at the Banks's Stadium, as Paul Cook's Latics look to secure back-to-back wins.
  • Pay on the day available, prices increases apply.

WALSALL v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018
BANKS'S STADIUM
KICK OFF 7.45PM

PRE-MATCH BUILD-UP

Latics head to the Banks's Stadium looking for back-to-back victories in Sky Bet League One following their stoppage time victory at Bradford City last Wednesday, but they'll be up against yet another tough test, with Walsall buoyant after the appointment of former player Dean Keates as manager.

The former Wrexham boss has yet to lead his team out in League One, with the Saddlers' scheduled match against Latics re-arranged from last Saturday due to Paul Cook's side's involvement in the Emirates FA Cup quarter final against Southampton.

Latics have the opportunity to close the gap on league leaders Blackburn Rovers to two points, whilst Walsall will be looking to turn around back-to-back defeats and ease their relegation fears.

TEAM NEWS

Samy Morsy Egypt

Latics will be without captain Samy Morsy for the trip to Walsall, with the 26-year-old part of the Egypt national team squad for friendlies against Portugal and Greece.

Nick Powell recovered from his hamstring tweak last Wednesday to appear as a substitute against Southampton in the FA Cup, and looks ready to be involved again this week, with Cook and his management team having a fully fit squad to choose from.

Walsall's only complaint remains Joe Edwards, who is a long-term absentee due to an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury.

FORM GUIDE

Form Guide Walsall v Wigan Athletic

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Walsall – LLWLL, 3 points, 4 scored, 9 conceded
Latics - LWDDW, 8 points, 7 scored, 7 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Walsall at home – 7 wins, 6 draws, 5 defeats, 26 scored, 24 conceded - WDWDDDDLLWWDLWWWLL

Latics on the road – 11 wins, 2 draw, 3 defeats, 36 scored, 14 conceded – WWLWLWDWWWWWWLDW

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Walsall – Erhun Oztumer 14, Joe Edwards 7, Amadou Bakayoko & Tyler Roberts 5

Latics – Nick Powell 12, Will Grigg 11, Michael Jacobs 9

Michael Jacobs celebration v Bradford City

Michael Jacobs added to his tally against Bradford City and is now one goal away from a career half century.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 15 wins, Walsall 9 wins, 7 draws – scored 45, conceded 34

Latics’ away record: 5 wins, 4 draws, 6 defeats – scored 16, conceded 23

IN REVERSE

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Match Reports

REPORT: WALSALL 0 - 3 WIGAN ATHLETIC

21 March 2018

Latics win in style at the Banks's Stadium to keep Sky Bet League One promotion push on track.

  • Match Report: Walsall 0 – 3 Wigan Athletic
  • Goals from Michael Jacobs, Jay Fulton and Chey Dunkley earn Latics three points at the Banks’s Stadium
  • Latics now two points behind leaders Blackburn Rovers in Sky Bet League One, with two games in hand

WALSALL 0

WIGAN ATHLETIC 3
JACOBS 31
FULTON 35
DUNKLEY 40

Attendance: 4,477 (556 away)

An incisive first-half display from Latics secured back-to-back Sky Bet League One away wins as Walsall were hammered 3-0 at the Banks’s Stadium.

Goals from Michael Jacobs, Jay Fulton and Chey Dunkley earned Latics all three points and extended our league unbeaten run to five games.

Paul Cook made four changes from Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Southampton, with Fulton replacing Samy Morsy – who is on international duty – and Nick Powell, James Vaughan and Ryan Colclough replacing Gary Roberts, Will Grigg and Gavin Massey respectively.

Latics started brightly, winning an early corner which Max Power delivered well to the near post to Dunkley, who couldn’t quite get his effort on target after beating his man at the near post.

Cook’s side continued to pose problems from set-pieces as another Power delivery on ten minutes fell to Colclough at the back post, with his return ball finding Powell, who headed just over on his 100th Latics appearance.

Walsall’s first true attack came on the break through Erhun Oztumer, who drove forwards on the counter and fired towards goal, only to be denied by Dunkley who blocked well on the edge before Walton claimed.

From then on it was utter domination from Latics, who were incisive and brutally clinical in the final third.

First Jacobs grabbed his half century of career goals with a fine finish at the back post, albeit the winger will no doubt credit his 10th goal of the season to Powell, who played a sublime ball across the area to find him.

Four minutes later, Fulton’s first Latics goal put Cook’s side in control, the Swansea loanee firing home with a superb drive after the Saddlers failed to clear a set-piece delivery.

Latics then further emphasised their dominance five minutes before the break as Dunkley smashed a loose ball home in the area following another Power corner.

Walsall came out of the blocks quickest in the second-half and Kieron Morris was twice denied by saves from Christian Walton.

Jacobs then had a chance to double his tally for the night after a brilliant cross-field ball from Colclough, but the former Wolves and Derby County man couldn’t apply the finish on his left foot.

Another brave Walton save, this time from Amadou Bakayoko, preserved Latics’ clean sheet before Colclough forced a save from Liam Roberts after breaking from the left.

Walsall: L. Roberts; Leahy, Dobson (Cuvelier 69), Guthrie, Devlin, Oztumer, Morris, Bakayoko, Fitzwater, Kouhyar, Chambers (Capt)
Subs: Gillespie, Shaibu, Flanagan, K.Roberts, Hayles-Docherty, Candlin

Wigan Athletic: Walton; Byrne, Dunkley, Burn (Capt), Elder; Power, Fulton (Roberts 81); Colclough, Powell, Jacobs (Cole 89); Vaughan (Grigg 70)
Subs: Jones, Perkins, Bruce, Massey.

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Ticket News

TICKET NEWS: PAY ON THE DAY FOR LATICS' TRIP TO WALSALL

19 March 2018

Back Latics on the road in Sky Bet League One at Walsall this Wednesday.

  • Ticket News: Walsall v Wigan Athletic
  • Latics travel to the Banks's Stadium in Sky Bet League One
  • Buy tickets in person at the DW Stadium Ticket Office or by calling 0871 66 33 552*

WALSALL v WIGAN ATHLETIC
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018

KICK-OFF 7:45PM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
BANKS'S STADIUM

Tickets for our trip to Walsall on Wednesday 21 March 2018 remain on sale in person at the DW Stadium Ticket Office/via phone until 5pm on Tuesday 20th March.

A pay on the day facility is also available, with a £2 price increase on the day. Supporters can pay cash on the turnstiles for adults, over 60s and under 18s, with family tickets available from the ticket office windows ONLY.

PRICES

Adults - £20.50 (£22.50 on the day)
Over 60s - £15.50 (£17.50 on the day)
Under 18s - £15.50 (£17.50 on the day)
Family Ticket - £22.50* (£24.50 on the day)

*A family ticket is one adult + one under 18, however, one junior can be added to the ticket for £11. Family tickets can only be purchased from Walsall FC direct, by calling the Banks’s Stadium Ticket Office on 01922 651416.

HOW TO BUY

Call – 0871 66 33 552*
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office opening times

*Calls cost 10 pence per minute from a BT Landline. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more.

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