The STK vs WIG match preview –
Two of the underperforming teams in the English Championship League, Stoke City and Wigan Athletic will face each other to get their campaign back on track.
Stoke City were one of the three teams from the Premier League that got relegated. It was a tough outing for the team, and this is the redemption season for the team. They have one of the best English goalkeepers in Jack Butland. The team has had a problem in scoring goals and are winless in the first three games. This match in their own backyard offers them an opportunity to break the duck.
On the other hand, Wigan Athletic have made their way back in the Championship after playing the previous season in the League 1. Their star striker Will Grigg has been in good form, and the only thing the team has lacked is consistency. If they solve the problems in the midfield which doesn’t support the attack or defence effectively, they can be tagged as favourites to make it to the playoffs for promotion.
The STK vs WIG Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. Wigan Athletic vs Stoke City, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
STK vs WIG Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Brittania Stadium, Stoke, UK. The ground has a capacity of 30,089 and it is going to be a rainy day in Stoke with a 40% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic live?
The clash will take place at 12:30 AM (IST) on August 23rd, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
STK vs WIG recent form (Last six matches)
Stoke City – D D L W L D
Wigan Athletic– D L L W W D
STK vs WIG Head to head
Stoke City Won –10
Wigan Athletic Won – 7
Not Decided – 12
STK vs WIG Team News:
- Coach Garry Rowett will be changing some of his attacking players with an introduction of Bojan Mame Biram Diouf in the lineup.
- No injuries or suspensions in the team, but Sadio Berahino is expected to miss out.
- Jack Butland will be the goalkeeper for Stoke City.
- New signings Kai Naismith and Leo Da Silva Lopes are expected to make a feature but from the bench.
- Talisman Sam Morsey has been in bad form recently and can see himself be dropped from the starting lineup.
- Christian Walton is expected to be the safety net for the backline.
Stoke City: Peter Crouch scored his 200th goal in his last game and we are expecting him to play a major part in this game as well.
Mame Biram Diouf could be called up to replace Saido Berahino – who has looked shaky in the previous matches. Benik Afobe is expected to continue leading the line.
Sam Clucas is out of this clash because of the knee injury he suffered in the spring, whilst summer signing Cuco Martina is still not fully fit to be involved in a competitive match.
Wigan Athletics: The visitors saw Gavin Massey and Nathan Byrne returning to action on Saturday, with winger Massey starting the 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest before being replaced by Byrne in the second half. Wigan’s super player missed the club’s summer trip to Spain.
Former Manchester United player Darron Gibson continues to be absent due to a groin injury, with the midfielder expected to return in the next couple of weeks, whilst defender Dan Burn is only likely to be back in contention after the international fixture period at the start of September.
Joe Garner is yet to feature in a matchday squad but continues to step up his fitness.
STK vs WIG Probable Playing 11:
*The teams have had massive shuffles in the respective squads in the transfer window, so accuracy will be a bit off
Stoke City – Butland (GK), Pieters, Williams, Shawcross, Bauer, Bojan / Ince, Fletcher, Allen, McClean, Afobe, Diouf
Wigan Athletic – Walton (GK), James, Kipre, Dunkley, Robinson, Evans, Connolly, Massey, Powell, Jacobs, Grigg
Players to look out for-
- William Grigg
- Benik Afobe
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic –
The two teams have had a difficult start to the season and we expect Stoke to register their first win of the season.
STK vs WIG Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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