After a thrilling opening win against Arsenal, Bournemouth return to the field on Wednesday, January 17, to fight for their survival at the FA Cup. In the replay of the third round, will face Wigan, from 17:45 (GMT), at the DW stadium in Wigan.
In the second game there is no further postponement of the decision. If there is no winner in the regular time will be carried out extension of 30 minutes. If there is still no definition, the classified will be defined by penalties.
The replay is an exclusive regulation of the tournament, which is the oldest club competition in the world. Of the 32 games in the third stage, eight required the completion of the extra game with inverted field control.
Wigan’s recent performance
Wigan are doing well in the League 1, the Third Division of the English Premier League. On Saturday, January 13, at home, tied with Peterborough, 0-0, and ensured they remained in the top position. He reached 57 points (17 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses). It has three points of advantage in comparison with Shrewsbury, vice leader.
In the competition, the first two at the end of 46 rounds ensure access to the Championship, the Second Division. Who stays between the third and sixth positions can still fight for a place through the recap.
In the first case, of the fight by direct vacancy, the Wigan presents advantage of five points in relation to the Blackburn, third placed. In the comparison with Portmouth, seventh place, the front is 15 points. In addition, the good recent phase increases the optimism of the fans. Wigan did not lose 12 games (seven wins and five draws).
In the England Cup, the team made its debut in the first phase. At home, they defeated Crawley Town 2-1. Then they drew 1-1 with Fylde, as a visitor, forcing the replay to go 3-0 in their home stadium. Also out of his dominance Wigan tied, 2-2 with Bournemouth making another replay was disputed.
The current form of Bournemouth
For being in the First Division of the English Championship, Bournemouth made against Wigan its debut. However, the great battle of the team is even for staying in the elite of English football. She had a major win on Sunday, January 14. Acting at home, the team were at a disadvantage against the powerful Arsenal, but managed to turn and won 2-1.
Thus, he extended to five (two wins and three draws) his undefeated series and opened advantage over the teams that are in the last positions. With 24 points (six wins, six draws and 11 losses), he was placed thirteenth in the Premier League.
The duel against Wigan opens a series of three matches that the team will make as a visitor. After the England Cup clash will face West Ham and Chelsea for the English Premier League. In this situation the team managed to win only two games in 11 disputed in the Premier League.
For Wednesday’s game, it will be up to the medical department to determine whether defender Tyrone Mings (two matches in the 2017/2018 English Championship, no goal); midfielder Junior Stanislas (ten games, one goal); and attackers Jermain Defoe (15 games, three goals) and Joshua King (18 games, two goals) will be cleared for coach Edie Howe.
History of the bouts between Wigan and Bournemouth
There were 14 opportunities the teams faced. There were four wins for each side and six equalities.
The consistency of Wigan and the improvement of yield of Bournemouth make that the tie can be considered the best option for bet. Equality is priced at 3.30 in Rivalo. Victory of the constituents pays 2.30 and of the visitors yield 2.90.