First it was Man United, next, Arsenal, who will Wigan beat next? Roberto Martinez’s team are barnstorming their way out of the relegation zone. Is it because Wigan where a well organised team playing against a lackadaisical Arsenal, or because the top teams let their guard drop playing against teams who aren’t snipping at the heals?

Franco Di Santo scored wigan’s first goal very early on, before the game had a chance to get settled. Arsenal didn’t even get a chance to drop their guard….

Quote from Roberto Martinez,”However, we can’t really enjoy it because moments like this will mean nothing if we don’t get enough points to stay up.”  Sounds like the manager wants Wigan to continue playing at top form.

Wigan will beat Fulahm next, IMHO. It’s goes against what the stats suggest.  There’s one thing the stats can’t tell us and that’s what effect momentum has.  Wigan are playing well and this positive form could lead them to victory against Fulham.

Fulham play Wigan on Saturday 21st April 2012 at 3pm GMT.

Wigan and Fulham’s form guide.

Goal Stats for Fulham Vs Wigan.

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17 Matches Played 17
32 Goals for 18
24 Goals against 33
1.9 Average for 1.1
1.4 Average against 1.9
+0.5 Average margin -0.9
35.3% Under 2.5 23.5%
64.7% Over 2.5 76.5%
31 mins Time of 1st Goal 31 mins


Fulham does look superior on a goals scored basis, with more ‘knocked in’ on average.  Wigan also concede more goals than Fulham.

Fulham’s recent form looks as good as Wigan’s, although, Wigan have been playing some top teams and have performed strongly.

Corner stats for Fulham Vs Wigan.

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5.7 Average for 4
5.4 Average against 6.6
41.2% Under 10.5 41.2%
58.8% Over 10.5 58.8%



Oh no, Fulham look better when it comes to corners as well.

On the face of it Fulham should be the favourites in this match, in fact, they are the favourites.   These stats only give an indication of the average game.  Over the past 3 games Wigan have shown that they are far from being the average team at the moment.

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