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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V AFC WIMBLEDON

27 April 2018

The key facts and figures ahead of Latics' final home game of the season against AFC Wimbledon.

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  • All of the key information ahead of our final home game of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One campaign.
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WIGAN ATHLETIC V AFC WIMBLEDON
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018
DW STADIUM
KICK OFF 3.00PM

PRE-MATCH

It's going to be a promotion party at the DW Stadium on Saturday as Latics return home for the first time since their 4-0 victory at Fleetwood Town last weekend.

Saturday's clash with AFC Wimbledon is the first between the two clubs at the DW Stadium and just the second meeting between the two teams, with the first being a 4-0 victory at the Cherry Red Records Stadium in December.

Latics could, if results go their way, win the Sky Bet League One title on Saturday, with Paul Cook's men determined to end their home campaign with victory regardless, to celebrate a successful campaign.

The Dons arrive at the DW Stadium with victory in mind as well, with three points likely to be enough to secure their Sky Bet League One status for 2018/19.

FORM GUIDE

Wigan Athletic v AFC Wimbledon Form Guide

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics - WDWWD, 11 points, 10 scored, 2 conceded
AFC Wimbledon – LDWWD, 8 points, 7 scored, 6 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics at home – 13 wins, 7 draws, 2 defeats, 36 scored, 10 conceded
AFC Wimbledon on the road – 5 wins, 6 draws, 10 defeats, 21 scored, 27 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics – Will Grigg 18, Nick Powell 15, Michael Jacobs 11
AFC Wimbledon - Lyle Taylor 14, Cody McDonald 5, Andy Barcham & Joe Pigott 4

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 1 win, 4 scored, 0 conceded

TEAM NEWS

Wigan Athletic v AFC Wimbledon Team News

Speaking to iFollow Latics about Nick Powell following his recent absence, Paul Cook said:

"Powelly's been back in training this week and he'll be available for Saturday. It's a great boost for our supporters to be able to welcome Nick back after he missed out on the promotion game at Fleetwood Town. It's a boost for the boys and for Nick as well because he's had an excellent season."

Latics have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Dons boss Neal Ardley told the club's official website that he'll be waiting on the fitness of midfield pair Tom Soares and Harry Forrester who returned to training earlier in the week.

George Francomb, Liam Trotter and Jimmy Abdou are all doubts for Ardley's men, with Will Nightingale (ankle) and Cody McDonald AFC Wimbledon's longer term worries.

IN REVERSE



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