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Preview: Bamber Bridge vs Wigan Athletic – Prediction, Team News, Form Guide

Sports Mole preview Tuesday’s Club Friendlies 1 clash between Bamber Bridge and Wigan Athletic, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

Wigan Athletic will begin preparations for the new campaign on Tuesday when they make their way to Sir Tom Finney Stadium to face off Bamberg Bridge.

The non-league side have already started their pre-season with a game against Preston North End and are hoping for a better result this time.


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Bamber Bridge were back in action for the first time since the end of the season on Saturday as they played Preston in a friendly that resulted in a 3-0 loss.

The non-league side put in a strong showing to present themselves in a game where several unnamed trialists were given a few minutes to try and land a future contract.

It’s common in pre-season games for non-league teams and this particular game will be no different in that regard, with Bamber Bridge likely to have new faces again.

Last season the team managed to finish sixth in the Northern Non-League Premier Division in an impressive season as they won 21 of their 42 games.

Bamber Bridge have been impressive offensively all season, scoring 67 goals, but they have also struggled defensively, having conceded 59 goals, which was more than anyone in the top half.

Wigan Athletic players celebrate their first James McClean goal on 2 April 2022©Reuters

Although the hosts have already played one game, this will be Wigan’s first game of pre-season as they begin to prepare for their new campaign in the Championship.

The 2021-22 season was great for the Latics as they won League One in a dominant manner and only lost eight games throughout the season.

Wigan have been dominant attackingly as they have scored 82 goals, more than any other team in the division, but they will aim to improve in defense in the PE season.

Leam Richardson44 goals were scored by the men from .

So far in the summer, the Latics are clearly lacking in signings, but they retain the squad that has been promoted, which they no doubt believe is strong enough.

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Team News

Wigan Athletic Manager Leam Richardson on April 2, 2022©Reuters

Bamber Bridge focused on getting new faces going in their final pre-season friendly as multiple trialists appeared in their loss to Preston.

Those who impressed could get another opportunity in this particular game that could see them signing, while the retained roster of players from last season will continue to push for fitness.

For Wigan this game offers a chance to give the entire squad a run and there is no doubt that many changes will be made over the 90 minutes.

The Latics have yet to enter the transfer market, which has been a concern for some fans, but it will offer opportunities for last season’s squad to prove themselves again.


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We say: Bamber Bridge 1-3 Wigan Athletic

Bamber Bridge proved they are no pushovers in their last game against Preston North End and they will look to continue that on Tuesday night.

Still, the visitors should be able to pull off a win as Wigan Athletic have a stronger squad that has plenty of momentum after promotion.

For data analysis of the most likely outcomes, goal scores and more for this game, please click here.




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