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MATCH PREVIEW: SOUTHEND UNITED V WIGAN ATHLETIC

8 February 2018

Latics head to Southend United looking to extend their record run of away wins.

  • Match Preview: Southend United v Wigan Athletic.
  • All of the key information ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash at Roots Hall, where Latics will look to make it 17 games unbeaten in all competitions.
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SOUTHEND UNITED v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2018
ROOTS HALL
KICK-OFF 3PM

PRE-MATCH BUILD-UP

Latics head to Southend United on a 16-match unbeaten run across Sky Bet League One and the Emirates FA Cup, but Paul Cook's side will come up against a stern test when they face Chris Powell's revitalised Shrimpers.

The Roots Hall club have captured back-to-back victories since Powell's arrival towards the end of January. A last minute 3-2 victory at home to Scunthorpe United thanks to Michael Turner kicked off the new era in style, before last weekend's 1-0 away win against Peterborough United.

Cook's Latics are unbeaten in eight League One games on the road, winning all six of their last outings, with the most recent victory a 3-1 turnaround against in-form Plymouth Argyle.

Gavin Massey celebration Plymouth Argyle v Wigan Athletic

Gavin Massey celebrates giving Latics the lead on the road at Plymouth Argyle.

FORM GUIDE

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Southend United v Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Southend United – LLLWW, 6 points, 5 scored, 10 conceded
Latics - DWDWW, 11 points, 6 scored, 1 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Southend United at home – 7 wins, 5 draws, 3 defeats, 22 scored, 16 conceded - WDDDWWDWDWLWLLW

Latics on the road – 10 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats, 32 scored, 9 conceded – WWLWLWDWWWWWW

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Southend United – Simon Cox 7, Jason Demetriou 6, Ryan Leonard and Michael Kightly 4

Latics – Nick Powell 12, Will Grigg 9, Michael Jacobs 7

POSITION

Latics – 1st, 63 points
Southend United – 15th, 37 points

The Shrimpers' upturn in form under new manager Chris Powell has been a timely boost, with back-to-back victories lifting them away from the League One relegation battle. Southend are now five clear of danger and will have their sights set on upper mid-table in their current winning mood, but they'll still have to keep one eye over their shoulder to see off the risk completely.

Latics continue to go from strength-to-strength and now sit two points clear of Shrewsbury Town with a game in hand, and four points clear of third place Blackburn Rovers with two games in hand. Paul Cook's men are a massive 17 points clear of seventh.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 9 wins, Southend 7 wins, 1 draws – scored 27, conceded 15

Latics’ away record: 2 wins, 1 draw, 5 defeats – scored 6, conceded 9

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Southend United 0 Latics 2
Gary Worthington and Neill Rimmer
19 April 1991


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