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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC
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A historical overview of Wigan Athletic's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Wigan Athletic sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  2005 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 4051.24  
  2006 Tuesday, January 10, 2006 4023.98  
  2013 Saturday, August 3, 2013 4017.47  
  2009 Sunday, January 11, 2009 4010.24  
  2008 Sunday, December 28, 2008 4006.01  
  2012 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3999.79  
  2014 Saturday, March 15, 2014 3989.72  
  2011 Saturday, August 27, 2011 3973.92  
  2007 Saturday, March 3, 2007 3956.45  
  2010 Saturday, January 16, 2010 3956.06  
  2004 Tuesday, November 2, 2004 3948.55  
  2003 Tuesday, September 23, 2003 3891.59  
  2018 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3865.41  
  2002 Saturday, December 28, 2002 3839.20  
  2017 Saturday, December 23, 2017 3834.30  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Wigan Athletic sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1994 Saturday, October 8, 1994 3360.04  
  1993 Saturday, December 18, 1993 3405.38  
  1995 Saturday, January 14, 1995 3416.67  
  1996 Saturday, January 13, 1996 3450.04  
  1979 Saturday, October 27, 1979 3464.36  
  1981 Saturday, February 14, 1981 3482.74  
  1980 Saturday, December 6, 1980 3490.15  
  1997 Saturday, March 8, 1997 3536.70  
  1989 Friday, March 24, 1989 3538.65  
  1988 Saturday, November 26, 1988 3545.12  
  1983 Tuesday, December 27, 1983 3545.39  
  1990 Saturday, September 1, 1990 3549.44  
  1984 Saturday, January 7, 1984 3555.23  
  1982 Tuesday, January 5, 1982 3573.05  
  1992 Saturday, November 7, 1992 3579.23  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Wigan Athletic's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Wigan Athletic (3814) vs. Manchester City (4341)
  Monday, February 19, 2018
-488.1 5.7% 1-0 +14.1 
  Wigan Athletic (3938) vs. Chelsea (4331)
  Saturday, September 26, 2009
-347.9 11.9% 3-1 +26.4 
  Wigan Athletic (3920) vs. Manchester United (4298)
  Wednesday, April 11, 2012
-332.1 12.9% 1-0 +17.4 
  Wigan Athletic (3211) vs. Torquay United (3586)
  Saturday, December 8, 1934
-242.6 19.8% 3-2 +16.0 
  Wigan Athletic (3290) vs. Halifax Town (3658)
  Saturday, November 20, 1971
-266.0 17.8% 2-1 +16.4 
  Manchester City (4308) vs. Wigan Athletic (3956)
  Sunday, March 9, 2014
-392.6 9.5% 1-2 +18.1 
  Wigan Athletic (3323) vs. Sheffield Wednesday (3642)
  Saturday, December 17, 1977
-214.7 22.5% 1-0 +15.5 
  Wigan Athletic (3895) vs. Arsenal (4209)
  Sunday, April 18, 2010
-268.3 17.6% 3-2 +16.5 
  Chelsea (3840) vs. Wigan Athletic (3544)
  Monday, January 14, 1980
-400.1 9.1% 0-1 +18.2 
  Wigan Athletic (3309) vs. Shrewsbury Town (3601)
  Monday, November 25, 1974
-191.2 25.0% 2-1 +15.0 
  Wigan Athletic (3229) vs. Doncaster Rovers (3516)
  Wednesday, November 17, 1965
-183.2 25.8% 3-1 +22.2 
  Wigan Athletic (3906) vs. Liverpool (4189)
  Monday, March 8, 2010
-237.5 20.3% 1-0 +15.9 
  Carlisle United (3450) vs. Wigan Athletic (3175)
  Saturday, November 24, 1934
-406.9 8.8% 1-6 +36.5 
  Wigan Athletic (4001) vs. Manchester City (4261)
  Saturday, May 11, 2013
-260.1 18.3% 1-0 +16.3 
  Wigan Athletic (3734) vs. Norwich City (3988)
  Saturday, January 31, 1987
-165.9 27.8% 1-0 +14.4 
  Liverpool (4139) vs. Wigan Athletic (3889)
  Saturday, March 24, 2012
-295.7 15.4% 1-2 +16.9 
  Tottenham Hotspur (4128) vs. Wigan Athletic (3877)
  Saturday, August 28, 2010
-295.1 15.5% 0-1 +16.9 
  Wigan Athletic (3276) vs. Peterborough United (3523)
  Saturday, December 12, 1970
-143.0 30.5% 2-1 +13.9 
  Arsenal (4183) vs. Wigan Athletic (3938)
  Monday, April 16, 2012
-290.9 15.8% 1-2 +16.8 
  Barnsley (3791) vs. Wigan Athletic (3549)
  Tuesday, September 4, 1990
-317.3 13.9% 0-1 +17.2 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Wigan Athletic's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Wigan Athletic (3656) vs. Canvey Island (3115)
  Saturday, November 17, 2001
+606.6 97.0% 0-1 -9.7 
  Burton Albion (3557) vs. Wigan Athletic (3916)
  Tuesday, August 12, 2014
+318.0 86.2% 2-1 -8.6 
  Wigan Athletic (3937) vs. Notts County (3579)
  Tuesday, February 2, 2010
+403.3 91.1% 0-2 -13.7 
  York City (3414) vs. Wigan Athletic (3753)
  Saturday, February 27, 1988
+250.0 80.8% 3-1 -24.2 
  Grimsby Town (3551) vs. Wigan Athletic (3890)
  Tuesday, August 24, 2004
+279.1 83.3% 1-0 -8.3 
  Wigan Athletic (3977) vs. Millwall (3696)
  Tuesday, April 8, 2014
+321.1 86.4% 0-1 -17.3 
  Swindon Town (3631) vs. Wigan Athletic (3905)
  Saturday, January 7, 2012
+228.7 78.9% 2-1 -7.9 
  Crewe Alexandra (3299) vs. Wigan Athletic (3569)
  Friday, April 4, 1980
+166.7 72.3% 2-1 -14.5 
  Doncaster Rovers (3540) vs. Wigan Athletic (3810)
  Saturday, April 16, 2016
+231.8 79.2% 3-1 -23.7 
  Doncaster Rovers (3664) vs. Wigan Athletic (3930)
  Saturday, January 18, 2014
+225.4 78.5% 3-0 -27.5 
  Wigan Athletic (3961) vs. Blackpool (3695)
  Saturday, April 26, 2014
+306.6 85.4% 0-2 -25.6 
  Aldershot (3508) vs. Wigan Athletic (3769)
  Tuesday, September 29, 1987
+171.4 72.8% 3-2 -14.6 
  AFC Bournemouth (3758) vs. Wigan Athletic (4017)
  Saturday, August 17, 2013
+219.1 77.9% 1-0 -15.6 
  Wigan Athletic (3839) vs. Blackpool (3583)
  Tuesday, February 13, 2018
+294.6 84.5% 0-2 -25.3 
  Crewe Alexandra (3717) vs. Wigan Athletic (3971)
  Tuesday, September 19, 2006
+201.1 76.1% 2-0 -11.4 
  Wigan Athletic (3778) vs. Bolton Wanderers (3528)
  Tuesday, August 18, 1987
+340.1 87.6% 2-3 -17.5 
  Gillingham (3683) vs. Wigan Athletic (3931)
  Saturday, February 26, 2005
+188.0 74.7% 2-1 -14.9 
  Bristol Rovers (3520) vs. Wigan Athletic (3768)
  Saturday, March 21, 1987
+160.0 71.5% 1-0 -14.3 
  Wigan Athletic (3802) vs. Colchester United (3556)
  Saturday, February 12, 2000
+313.3 85.9% 0-1 -17.2 
  Southend United (3620) vs. Wigan Athletic (3862)
  Saturday, February 10, 2018
+203.3 76.3% 3-1 -22.9 
 
   

The twenty teams that Wigan Athletic are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
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  Exeter City 16 +4.88 
  Wycombe Wanderers 16 +4.65 
  Peterborough United 19 +4.19 
  Barnsley 13 +3.75 
  Burnley 22 +3.44 
  Scunthorpe United 26 +3.16 
  Walsall 33 +2.86 
  Brentford 35 +2.76 
  Carlisle United 15 +2.51 
  Northampton Town 35 +2.31 
  West Bromwich Albion 20 +2.07 
  Manchester City 29 +1.95 
  Hull City 22 +1.93 
  Newcastle United 19 +1.92 
  Ipswich Town 13 +1.90 
  Mansfield Town 31 +1.90 
  Wrexham 18 +1.85 
  Scarborough Athletic 11 +1.67 
  Chester 23 +1.64 
  Sheffield United 19 +1.54 

The twenty teams that Wigan Athletic are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
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  Queens Park Rangers 17 -5.05 
  Newport County 14 -4.88 
  Grimsby Town 11 -4.53 
  Millwall 29 -3.96 
  Manchester United 18 -3.29 
  Middlesbrough 16 -3.07 
  Bristol City 25 -2.72 
  Hartlepool United 23 -2.66 
  Fulham 46 -2.55 
  Hereford 18 -2.55 
  Huddersfield Town 28 -2.30 
  Portsmouth 19 -1.90 
  Blackburn Rovers 27 -1.71 
  Swansea City 24 -1.43 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 16 -1.25 
  Preston North End 44 -1.20 
  Port Vale 31 -1.15 
  Swindon Town 13 -1.07 
  Watford 16 -1.02 
  Colchester United 22 -0.95