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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V ROCHDALE

23 February 2018

Take a closer look at the build-up between Latics and Rochd

  • Wigan Athletic v Rochdale match preview.
  • Form guide, leading scorers and head-to-head record between Latics and Dale.
  • Latics return to Sky Bet League One action after Emirates FA Cup heroics.

WIGAN ATHLETIC v ROCHDALE
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018
KICK OFF 3.00PM

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP

Latics return to Sky Bet League One action this weekend against relegation threatened Rochdale at the DW Stadium following their Emirates FA Cup triumph over Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Paul Cook's side are aiming to get back on track in the league following back-to-back defeats to Southend United and Blackpool, with the victory over Man City sure to provide a timely boost.

For Keith Hill's Rochdale it will be a similar feeling, albeit they had a 0-0 draw with MK Dons sandwiched in between their FA Cup heroics against Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday and Saturday's visit to the DW.

TEAM NEWS

Click on the image below for an update on Nick Powell and Paul Cook's thoughts on his team selection.

Nick Powell injury news ahead of Wigan Athletic v Rochdale

FORM GUIDE

LAST FIVE IN ALL COMPETITIONS

Form Guide Wigan Athletic v Rochdale

Latics - DWWLL – 7 points, 6 scored, 4 conceded
Rochdale – LLWLD - 4 points, 

LEADING GOAL SCORERS

Latics – Nick Powell 12, Will Grigg 9, Michael Jacobs 7
Rochdale – Ian Henderson 8, Steven Davies 5, Matt Done 5

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 9 wins, 3 draws, Rochdale 5 wins
Latics’ home record leagues: Latics 4 wins, 2 draws, Rochdale 2 wins

Latics have won all five of their last five meetings with Rochdale, keeping clean sheets in each one of those triumphs.

Dale's last visit to the DW Stadium came in Latics' League One title winning campaign in 2015-16, following on from a 2-0 victory at Spotland for then manager Gary Caldwell and his side.


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