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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V COVENTRY CITY

7 April 2016

Learn more about Coventry City ahead of Saturday’s match at the DW Stadium.

  • Latics host Coventry City on Saturday 9th April, kick-off 3pm.
  • The Sky Blues arrive in Wigan on the back of run which has seen them win just once in their last nine matches.
  • Latics unbeaten in 19 and have won last four games in all competitions.
Sky Bet League One
Wigan Athletic v Coventry City
Saturday 9th April 2016, kick-off 3pm
DW Stadium

PREVIEW

Latics return to the DW Stadium after producing a perfect run of form since Easter, including a 5-1 victory at Shrewsbury Town last time out after defeating both Swindon Town and Rochdale over the course of the Easter weekend.

Gary Caldwell’s side are unbeaten in 19 matches, a run that betters any other Football League side and has moved them to the top of the Sky Bet League One table, a point ahead of second place Burton Albion and nine ahead of third place Walsall who have two games in hand.

Coventry defeated Latics on the opening day of the campaign and topped the table in November but their form in 2016 has contrasted their early season highs epically with just three wins coming from their 16 games in the calendar year.

COVENTRY IN 2015/16 SO FAR

Position: 11th
Last six (league): LWDLLD
Biggest win: 6-0 v Bury (H) 
Biggest defeat: 3-0 v Southend United (A)
Home record: W9 D6 L5
Away record: W6 D6 L8
Goals scored: 59 (35H 24A)
Goals conceded: 44 (22H 22A)
Leading goal-scorer: Adam Armstrong 19

TEAM NEWS

Boosted by the return to fitness of Jason Pearce, Conor McAleny and Michael Jacobs of late, Latics were disappointed to lose captain Craig Morgan prior to last weekend’s win over Shrewsbury Town whilst Reece Wabara picked up an injury at the Greenhous Meadow and was substituted early in the second-half.

Caldwell could well be without both Morgan and Wabara whilst Reece James remains a longer-term absentee.

Coventry are likely to be without Andy Rose and Darius Henderson with Saturday coming too soon for them, though Tony Mowbray has brighter news regarding young forward James Maddison who is likely to return from a hip injury.

Jordan Willis is also likely to miss the game for the Sky Blues.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

In seven competitive meetings between Latics and the Sky Blues in all competitions, we edge the head-to-head record with three wins to Coventry’s two whilst there have also been two draws.

Latics made their first-ever visit to the Ricoh Arena earlier this season, losing 2-0, whilst arrive at the DW Stadium for the third time having drawn 1-1 on their first visit in 2003 and lost 4-1 a year later as Latics won promotion to the Premier League.


Learn more about the history between Latics and Coventry City in the match day programme with Paul Rowley, available for £3.00 from our sellers or online now by [clicking here]. 

IN REVERSE


Watch highlights from our 2-0 defeat the Ricoh Arena on the opening day of the season, Adam Armstrong scoring twice for the hosts.

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