Wigan Athletic has never won at Molineux and Roberto Martinez will be looking to change that statistic come the weekend visit to Wolves.
The fact that we have never won at Molineux comes a big second to the fact that we haven’t won a game since the end of November and that is our only win since the end of October. A loss to Birmingham and draws against Stoke and Blackburn make us wonder what we need to do to win matches.
Martinez’s style doesn’t go down well with some of the Latics faithful because it isn’t 4-42 hoof ball that separates the good teams from the rest. Latics are so close to becoming a very good team; they can already dominate games in terms of possession and territory, but just lack that something that will see us getting the results the performances deserve.
Those three games should all have been wins and with another 7 points on the board we would have been singing Bobby’s praises, some of us anyway, but instead certain sections get on the teams back. Booing us off at half time against Hull was ridiculous and I hope that it won’t be repeated… you should never boo your own team whatever.
Anyway, Wolves will be seeing us a good bet for three points even though they were battered at our place but for them getting an early goal and shutting up shop. We may see a very different attitude and maybe some new faces for this one though and we should be quite excited about that. Both Caldwell and Gohouri are match fit and able to play if needed in this game, whether they will be thrown on is a different question and who would be dropped a much harder one.
Latics don’t have any fresh injury worries, in fact Diame could well be back in contention for this one, although it could be a little early for him yet. Wolves will be without Knightly, Murray, Edwards and their hero at the DW Stadium Keogh. Latics should have too much for Mick McCarthy’s Wolves, but as they proved at our place, you need to score to win games and we have to hope that Rodallega and Scotland can do the business.
Both teams hover above the relegation zone and Latics have a great opportunity over the next six matches to get clear of it, we could feasibly gain 16 out of the next 18 points, if not all 18. But as we have seen already this season, you can’t predict anything. Let’s just see us start off with a win in the midlands this weekend and go from there, 0-2 and more signings to come.
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Head To Head League
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Current League Positions
|Last 8 Games||1||3||4||9||23||-14|
|Last 8 Games||3||0||5||5||14||-9|
|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 details:
|03-04||PRESTON NORTH END||DEEPDALE||4-2||19,161|
|96-97||EXETER CITY||ST JAMES PARK||1-0||3,067|
|82-83||LINCOLN CITY||SPRINGFIELD PARK||2-1||4,731|
|16th January 2010|
|Tottenham Hotspur||v||Hull City|
|17th January 2010|
|Aston Villa||v||West Ham United|