Nigel Pearson’s Bristol City are hoping they can finally record their first league win, after two successive defeats.
After drawn-out confusion regarding where last night’s game will take place, Bristol City finally turned up and got the job done, with a 4-0 thrashing of fellow Sky Bet Championship side Coventry City.
It was an impressive first-half performance from the Robins which saw Andreas Weimann extend his purple patch and 20-year-old academy-graduate, Tommy Conway, light up the Pirelli Stadium with two, well-taken goals.
Wigan Athletic are also looking to get their campaign underway, with The Latics managing two draws in their first two league games. Leam Richardson’s men are also looking to bounce back after an early Caribou Cup exit to League One side Fleetwood Town.
When is Wigan Athletic vs Bristol City?
The Sky Bet Championship battle between Wigan Athletic vs Bristol City will take place, Saturday August 13. Kick-off at DW Stadium is 3pm. The referee for the fixture will be John Busby.
Is the game being shown on TV?
Bristol City’s away fixture against Wigan Athletic this weekend will not be televised.
To comply with the regulation on televised coverage between 2:45PM & 5:15PM on a Saturday, Wigan Atheltic vs Bristol City will not be televised. Further broadcasting rights are restricted for clubs in the UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
The game may be available for overseas supporters. Find out more via the Bristol City website
Is there another way to follow the game?
BBC Radio Bristol will provide full audio coverage of the game.
You can listen along online by visiting the Bristol City website
What are the odds for Wigan Athletic vs Bristol City?
All odds according to SkyBet:
Wigan Athletic win - 11/10
Draw - 12/5
Bristol City - 12/5
What is the latest team news?
Nigel Pearson is dealing with a thinning and depleted squad at the moment.
Aside from the loss, Pearson suffered another blow last weekend with Matty James pulling-up with a warm-up related injury. The midfielder is expected to be out for two-three weeks and will not feature in this weekend’s fixture.
Cam Pring made his first start last night, after suffering a knee injury in preseason. The defender will be back in contention for a start on Saturday.
Tomas Kalas has made significant progress after undergoing groin surgery earlier this year. The defender wasn’t included in last night’s Carabao Cup squad but it shouldn’t be long before we see the centre-back back in contention.
Leam Richardsons Wigan Athletic have no latest injury news.
What is the most likely line up?
With just 48-hours to prepare for this weekend’s away trip to Wigan, Nigel Pearson’ side will look slightly different to the eleven that thumped Coventry last night.
Chris Martin, Joe Williams, and Jay Dasilva were rested in last night’s Carabao Cup tie while Mark Sykes and Alex Scott came on as second-half substitutes. We expect all five to return to the starting eleven.
Following Matty James’ calf injury, it will be a toss-up between Han-Noah Massengo and Andy King as for who starts in midfield alongside ex-Wigan Athletic player, Joe Williams.
If Andi Weimann starts, it will be his third run-out in seven days. We predict there will be no changes to the side that lost to Sunderland last weekend but Pearson will have to manage the team very carefully and make use of his five substitutions.