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The Big Match Preview: Wigan vs Wycombe

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17 August 2021

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Wigan Athletic vs Wycombe Wanderers
Tuesday 17th August 2021, k.o. 7.45pm
DW Stadium
Sky Bet League 1
Referee: Anthony Backhouse

Wycombe make their first visit to the DW Stadium in 19 years, looking to continue their perfect start to the campaign against one of the title favourites after a summer of eye-catching recruitment.

Gareth Ainsworth's men head north with victories against Accrington and Cheltenham under their belts and now face a Latics outfit who slipped to defeat at Sunderland on day one, but bounced back with a last-gasp victory at home to Rotherham at the weekend.

Wigan swooped for Charlie Wyke and Max Power from Sunderland in the summer, as well as bringing Jordan Cousins, Jack Whatmough, Gwion Edwards, Tom Naylor and Stephen Humphrys to the north-west, as they bid for a return to the Championship after putting a couple of troublesome years on and off the pitch behind them.

Wanderers are looking for their best ever start to a League 1 season, which could be achieved with another three points in tonight's game which is available to watch live from anywhere in the world on iFollow.

Team News
Gareth Ainsworth has no fresh injury worries, with Matt Bloomfield, Jason McCarthy and Daryl Horgan nearing full fitness after their knocks at Exeter, while Dominic Gape, Ryan Tafazolli and David Wheeler are also close to being back in contention.

Wigan could name an unchanged side after making three changes at the weekend and collecting maximum points.

Tickets are NOT available to purchase at the DW Stadium; click here for full details.

Man in the middle
Anthony Backhouse has only officiated one Wycombe match previously, and that was the day the Chairboys clinched promotion to League 2 courtesy of a 2-1 win at Chesterfield in April 2018. This season he's shown 12 yellow cards and no reds in three matches so far.

Can't make it?
You can watch live on iFollow with a £10 video match pass; click here to buy.

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