There is still all to play for in the Championship as the 2019/20 season enters its final chapter. Wigan Athletic host Fulham, with both sides still having plenty to play for.
Wigan Athletic Host Fulham in Final Round of Championship Fixtures
What is at Stake?
It is the visitors who are likely to have their outcome of the season settled on the night.
A win for Fulham would see them jump to 83 points. Before the start of play, that would see them leapfrog West Bromwich Albion and into second place.
However, Scott Parker’s side will be waiting to see how results go elsewhere. Nonetheless, it is a must-win game for the Cottagers.
Wigan’s fate is likely to be decided after the culmination of the season. The Latics will be docked -12 points for entering administration following the culmination of their game against the Cottagers. However, they are set to appeal. Should they lose their case, then they would be relegated to League One.
Two of the Championship’s most in-form teams are meeting at the DW Stadium, making for an even more exhilarating finale.
Since the announcement of their administration on July 1, Paul Cook’s Wigan have lost just one of their last five games. An 8-0 win over Hull City marked an impressive turnaround in fortunes for the Latics.
Wigan have been in excellent form for much of 2020. They have lost just one of their last 14 games, and have lost just four games in the Championship since the turn of the year.
Fulham are also in a similar vein of form. Scott Parker’s men have won five of their last six games, following back-to-back defeats following the enforced break.
Both managers will have a near fully-fit squad ahead of the clash at the DW Stadium.
Scott Parker will be without midfielder Harrison Reed following his sending off against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.
It is unclear whether Michael Jacobs will be fit for Wigan after missing their trip to Charlton Atheltic. He may undergo a late fitness test before kick-off.
Expect a fast-paced, end-to-end game, with both sides still having plenty to play for. The first goal could prove vital for either side.
Wigan Atheltic 3-2 Fulham
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