Wigan Athletic were one of the first sides to take points from Turf Moor this season, Burnley have been on a steady decline since then and we’ll be going for a similar scoreline to ease ourselves away from the drop zone
Latics’ 3-1 win at Turf Moor was a shining example of how this team can put teams away when it all clicks together, but more often than not our inconsistency has had fans pulling their hair out in frustration. Saturday’s game against them at the DW Stadium could give us a lot of breathing space or land us right in it.
We have never lost a home league game against Burnley in 8 attempts, although the majority (5) have been draws. The bookies also have us odds on (click the Betfair links on site and if your first bet up to £25 loses they will refund it) and the pundits all seem to back us as well, which really puts the kiss of death on it.
Seriously though, we seem to be having a good time of it at the moment at home, the Liverpool win was a huge boost for us and although we lost against Villa we can take heart that it was more than they deserved on the night.
Burnley have only won 1 in 10 since Laws took over from Coyle and his task will be made a little better as Fletcher returns from injury for this weekend’s game. Scoring goals hasn’t been the Clarets problem though, it is their defence that is leaky (63 goals against) and that is something we need to take advantage of.
Although we haven’t exactly been prolific in front of goal, we do create a lot of chances and this could be the game we get that striker confidence boosting cricket score we are gagging for. Latics will more than likely be without Melchiot and Gohouri, but N’Zogbia could also miss out after limping off in the midweek clash against Villa.
As long as the nerves don’t creep in, we should cope with the Burnley task on Saturday very well and wanting a cricket score apart, a 2-0 win will suffice. We can then get ready for tough away games against Manchester City and Fulham.
Three points on Saturday is a must, it is the teams in and around us we need to take points off and everything points to us doing that as long as the defence stands strong.
The referee for this encounter will be Mike Jones.
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Head To Head League
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Current League Positions
|Last 8 Games||1||3||4||4||12||-8|
|Last 8 Games||1||1||6||9||19||-10|
|Games 09/10||Yellow Cards||Red Cards||Games 09/10||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
This Weekend In History
Wigan games from this week in years gone by, click the scores for more:
|89-90||Shrewsbury Town||Gay Meadow||3-1||2,297|
|81-82||Colchester United||Springfield Park||3-2||6,747|
|20th March 2010|
|Arsenal||v||West Ham United|
|Aston Villa||v||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Stoke City||v||Tottenham Hotspur|
|21st March 2010|