Wigan Athletic are hoping to build on their impressive start to the League One season as they face Barnsley this weekend.
Wigan Athletic currently sit 19th in League One with three wins and one draw from their first four games of the season.
Wigan kicked off their campaign with a 2-1 win away at Derby County before registering a 2-1 win over Northampton Town.
A 1-1 draw with Carlisle United followed before Wigan claimed a thumping 4-0 win over bitter rivals Bolton.
The win against Bolton was a monumental one for Wigan as Bolton, in front of their own fans, were firm favourites for victory but Wigan rained all over their rivals' parade with a resounding victory courtesy of a braces from both Charlie Wyke and Stephen Humphrys.
Wigan began the season with an eight point deduction so they're lagging behind slightly but they're catching up like a steam train and were it not for their handicap they'd currently be top of the league.
Wigan lost striker Will Keane in the summer but Charlie Wyke has stepped up to the plate in the early weeks of this campaign having registered five goals in his first four league matches.
Whether Wigan can sustain this remains to be seen but their start could not have realistically been any better.
They're facing a side well out of form here so they should fancy themselves to take three points.
Barnsley currently sit 15th in League One with one win, one draw and two losses from four games so far this season.
The Tykes began their season with a 7-0 battering of Port Vale before a 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers followed by successive 3-1 losses at the hands of Peterborough United and Oxford United.
Barnsley's performance on the opening day of the season gave the impression they were primed for another strong promotion push but they've very much come back down the earth in the following weeks of the season and having now faced two promotion contenders in a row, and having been firmly outclassed, they seem well short of what will likely be required to claim a place in the top six this season.
With an expected goals against rate of 1.76 xGA, currently the highest in the entire league, they've been extremely porous defensively and that will be a huge concern to manager Neil Collins.
Barnsley need to improve dramatically if they are to ease tensions amongst the fanbase and if they can find away to win away at Wigan that would do exactly that.
The chances are not high, however, and based on form this should be a fairly comfortable wigan victory.
For our Wigan vs. Barnsley prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.