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Preview: Wigan Athletic vs. Bristol City - predictions, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s championship clash between Wigan Athletic and Bristol City. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

The two teams hoping to record their first victory of the championship season will go head-to-head on Saturday. Wigan Athletic entertain bristol city.

After promotion, the hosts had a back-to-back draw in their first two games, while the visitors are one of only two teams to lose both games so far.

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After two years in England’s third tier, Wigan Athletic are back in the championship as League One winners ahead of the new season. Ream Richardsonside set out to avoid immediate relegation.

They started with a home game against Lancashire rivals Preston North End, scoring a point following a goalless draw. Ched Evansred card.

The Latics then traveled to face newly relegated Norwich City and then James McLean After giving them a surprise lead, they were finally able to leave with a credible point Max Aarons I drew the host level on the hour marks.

After a relatively happy start for Richardson, Wigan recently made a short trip to face Fleetwood Town in the first round of the EFL Cup. Gerald Garner Hit the only goal of the game.

Now focused on league play, the Latics hope to build on their positive performances in their previous two championships and take their first win on Saturday.

Reem Richardson, Wigan Athletic manager on 2 April 2022© Reuters

Bristol City, meanwhile, travel for the first points of the new season under the following management. Nigel Pearson.

The Robbins campaign began with a trip to Hull City, leading 1-0 until the 70th minute. Andreas Wymanthat’s why Ozan Tufan catch up with the Tigers Jean-Michael Seri We scored the winner in the 94th minute, taking all three points in dramatic fashion.

Trying to bounce back from that disappointment, Pearson’s men hosted the newly promoted Sunderland in what turned out to be a dramatic encounter.

Ellis Sims Although he put the visitors ahead early on, Wyman quickly equalized. Chris Martin Robbins took the lead in the 51st minute, but before Sims leveled the score again. Ross Stewart Scored the winning goal for Kuroneko in the 20th minute.

After two close defeats, Bristol City are hoping to take some positive points from their mid-week win over Coventry City in the EFL Cup. Tommy Conway strike a brace alongside the goal of Cal Naismith and Wyman, and opened an account in the league with an away win.

Wigan Athletic Championship form:

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Alex Scott in action for Bristol City in January 2022© Reuters

After making extensive changes to an EFL Cup draw with Fleetwood, Wigan Athletic maximum power, Tom Naylor, Curtis Tilt When tendai darikuwa All ready to come back on Saturday.

Josh Magennis Winger James McLean is another man to watch as he opens an account for the season at Norwich. Callum Lang on the opposite side.

Will Keane Undoubtedly the main threat in the Latics attacking third, he should function right behind the lone striker, having scored 26 goals in the league last season and helped the Latics to promotion.

In contrast to their opponents, Bristol City made only minor changes in their midweek cup match, with Tommy Conway claiming a league start with two goals beating Coventry.

He will battle Chris Martin and play up front alongside starman Andreas Weimann. He brought his fine form into the new season, scoring 22 goals and providing 10 assists in the Championship before finding the net in each of his three official matches so far. last semester.

young midfielder Alex Scott He seems to have established himself as a core member of the team and should operate behind Front 2. Han Noah Massengo It’s set to work in the engine room, with the new signature Cal Naismith lined up in the back three. Zack Viner When Rob Atkinson.

Wigan Athletic starters:
Amos; Darikwa, Tilt, Kerr, and Bennett. Power, Naylor. McLean, Keane, Lang.Magennis

Candidates for the Bristol City starting XI:
Bentley; Viner, Naismith, Atkinson. Sykes, Massengo, King, DaSilva.Scott; Wyman, Conway

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Wigan Athletic 1-1 Bristol City.

Both teams will see Saturday’s match as an important three-pointer.

The Robbins are desperate for an away victory after two losses, but Richardson’s side should be well trained, especially on home ground, so they opt for a low-scoring draw.

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