Wigan Athletic, the team that recently played in the EPL, will host Accrington Stanley within the FA Trophy group tournament. Bookmakers in this couple are on the future hosts side, which represent League One, while the future guests play in the League Two. There is no big difference between the divisions, but Wigan are absolutely able to participate in the Championship next season already, therefore Athletic are a serious team.
After 16 played rounds in the 2017-18 League One, Wigan Athletic managed to gain 36 points, which allow the team to be situated on the second position in the tournament table of their division. Within the last five games, Athletic didn’t lose a single time and managed to defeat Blackpool, Middlesbrough U-21, Crawley Town, as well as two draws with Blackburn Rovers and Gillingham.
Accrington Stanley are also situated on the second position in the table, only in the League Two. Sixteen rounds have been played in the division, in which the future hosts managed to gain 32 points. The gap to the leading Notts county is only one point. Within the last five encounters, Accrington Stanley celebrated victory thrice over Coventry City, Crew Alexandra and Burnett, the losses were registered against Luton Town and Stephenage Borough.
To occupy the second position in group two of the North, Wigan need to defeat Accrington Stanley in the upcoming game. The future hosts are in a great tone, have positive domestic statistics and play in a stronger division.
Prediction for the match: Wigan Athletic