Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City Preview

Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City

Competition – FA Cup

Stadium – DW Stadium

Date: 19th February 2018

Kick-off time – 19:55 GMT

Wigan fans must have felt cursed when they drew Manchester City in the 5th round of the FA Cup.

They head into this game following a poor run of form that has seen them lose their position at the top of the league one table following losses to Southend and Blackpool.

They are a point behind Shrewsbury and have a game in hand, but they could be bypassed by Blackburn if they don’t get back to winning ways soon.

They eliminated Bournemouth in the last round however Manchester City are a different class to the Cherries.

Manchester City head into this game with their hope of winning four trophies still intact.

They battered Basel last Wednesday to all but confirm their place in the Champions League quarterfinals.

They beat Burnley and Cardiff City to get to this stage of the competition and they have not been troubled so far in this tournament.

They have netted 9 times in their last two matches and they will be looking to complete the job in this first leg also to avoid a replay at the Etihad.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Wigan Athletic

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Southend United 3-1 Wigan Athletic 10 Feb, 2018 English League One
W Wigan Athletic 2-0 Gillingham 3 Feb, 2018 English League One
W Wigan Athletic 2-0 West Ham United 27 Jan, 2018 English FA Cup
W Plymouth Argyle 1-3 Wigan Athletic 20 Jan, 2018 English League One
W Wigan Athletic 3-0 AFC Bournemouth 17 Jan, 2018 English FA Cup

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Manchester City 5-1 Leicester City 10 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
D Burnley 1-1 Manchester City 3 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion 31 Jan, 2018 English Premier League
W Cardiff City 0-2 Manchester City 28 Jan, 2018 English FA Cup
W Bristol City 2-3 Manchester City 23 Jan, 2018 English Carabao Cup

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Manchester City 1-2 Wigan Athletic 9 Mar, 2014 English FA Cup
Manchester City 5-0 Wigan Athletic 24 Sep, 2013 English Carabao Cup
Manchester City 0-1 Wigan Athletic 11 May, 2013 English FA Cup
Manchester City 1-0 Wigan Athletic 17 Apr, 2013 English Premier League
Wigan Athletic 0-2 Manchester City 28 Nov, 2012 English Premier League

 

 

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