Wigan Athletic team news and predict XI to face Middlesbrough with talismanic striker still absent
Wigan Athletic host Middlesbrough at the DW Stadium in the Championship tonight.
With three defeats in their previous five fixtures, the Latics will no doubt be looking to find their way back to winning ways against a Boro side that have struggled so far this season. Leam Richardson’s side will also aim to be more forward in the final third, finding the net six times in their last five outings.
Middlesbrough will look to end their poor run of results and possibly climb out of the relegation zone, claiming just one win in their last five games. The Yorkshire club have also struggled for their form on the road this season, having failed to win an away game in the league so far.
A win for Wigan Athletic could move them into the top half if further results go their way, while Middlesbrough could move from the bottom three to 19th if they can pick up maximum points from this one.
Wigan Athletic Team News
Gwion Edwards is still unavailable, injuring his Achilles’ tendon during pre-season training.
Callum Lang is also likely to be sidelined for an extended period after damaging his ankle joint last month.
Predicted XI (3-4-2-1)
It’s been a relatively successful campaign so far for the Latics as they return to the second tier. Despite recent defeats to Sunderland and Cardiff City, Richardson’s side played attractive attacking football with a number of crucial players in the final third.
Striker Charlie Wyke and loanee Nathan Broadhead are proven threats in front of goal and could prove the difference against a Middlesbrough side that have enjoyed a blatant start to the season.
The game will start at 7:45 p.m. tonight.