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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V PETERBOROUGH UNITED

12 January 2018

Latics host Peterborough United for the first game at the DW Stadium in 2018.

  • Match Preview: Latics v Peterborough United.
  • All of the key information as Latics look to make it nine games unbeaten in Sky Bet League One.
  • Pay on the day available - £20 adults, £15 over 65s, £8 under 18s, £5 under 5s.

WIGAN ATHLETIC v PETERBOROUGH UNITED
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2018
KICK OFF 3.00PM

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP

Latics return to the DW Stadium for the first time in 2018 this weekend as they welcome Peterborough United in Sky Bet League One.

Fresh off the back of an excellent performance against AFC Bournemouth in the Emirates FA Cup, Latics have added to their ranks, bringing in winger Jamie Walker from Hearts and striker James Vaughan from Sunderland.

Paul Cook was delighted to bring in new faces after the departures of Lee Evans and Ivan Toney who returned to their parent clubs before moves elsewhere.

TEAM NEWS

Latics are almost at full strength heading into their clash with Posh, but a knock in a practice match has pushed Shaun MacDonald’s return to action back slightly after appearing in a match squad for the first time in nine months against his former club Bournemouth last Saturday.

Ryan Colclough has now fully recovered from his shoulder injury, and Craig Morgan continues to step up his training.

Shaun MacDonald v AFC Bournemouth

FORM GUIDE

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Wigan Athletic v Peterborough United Form Guide

Latics - WWDDW, 11 points – 12 scored, 0 conceded
Peterborough United – WWWLD, 10 points – 4 scored, 9 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics at home – 8 wins, 4 draws, 1 defeat, 21 scored, 4 conceded - WDWWWWWDLWWDD

Peterborough United on the road – 4 wins, 5 draws, 4 defeats, 23 scored, 19 conceded – LWWLDWDWLLL

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics – Nick Powell 11, Michael Jacobs 7, Will Grigg 7
Peterborough United – Jack Marriott 17, Danny Lloyd 6, Marcus Maddison 5

POSITION

Latics – 1st
Peterborough United – 9th

Latics sit two points clear at the top of Sky Bet League One after their unbeaten start to 2018 against Northampton Town, on a run which now stretches to eight games, the last six of which have garnered clean sheets.  Shrewsbury Town sit in second, with Blackburn Rovers seven points behind Latics in third and only ahead of Scunthorpe United on goal difference.

Grant McCann’s Peterborough are also aiming high this season, pushing hard for a place in the play-offs.  Posh sit ninth on 39 points, two behind sixth place Portsmouth as things stand.  They’ll have to wrestle their way past fellow contenders Charlton Athletic and Rotherham United who sit eighth and seventh respectively.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 9 wins, Peterborough United 2 wins, 6 draw – 30 scored, 15 conceded

Latics’ home record: 5 wins, 3 draws, 0 defeats – 17 scored, 4 conceded

Latics are unbeaten at home against Posh in eight league meetings and also triumphed 2-1 at Springfield Park in the two clubs’ first ever match in the FA Cup back in the 1970-71 campaign.

Paul Cook’s side will look to be the first Latics team to beat Posh at home since 2002 however, with our previous two meetings at the DW Stadium ending in draws.

Andy Liddell was on target twice in our last home win against Peterborough, one of which was this stunning effort, brushing off Jimmy Bullard in the process.


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