Latics travel to Craven Cottage.
Fulham have won five of their past six games against Wigan (drawing the other), before which they had drawn five of their previous six matches against Wigan (winning the other). Wigan’s current league form mirrors their recent run against Fulham – one point from six games. “I do feel the last three games we’ve played against Fulham we’ve been very unfortunate,” insisted Roberto Martínez on Friday, when asked about the apparent jinx against Saturday’s opponents. The visitors will miss Arouna Koné, who is at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Venue Craven Cottage, Saturday 3pm
Last season Fulham 2 Wigan 1
Referee Mark Clattenburg
This season’s matches 12 Y38, R5, 3.58 cards per game
Odds Fulham 10-11 Wigan 10-3 Draw 3-1
Subs from Somogyi, Stockdale, Kasami, Richardson, Briggs, Baird, Senderos, Duff, Rodallega, Petric, David, Williams
Doubtful Duff (calf), Petric (hamstring), Riise (calf), Schwarzer (neck)
Injured Diarra (knee, Feb), Etheridge (hamstring, Feb), Frei (pelvis, Feb), Davies (hip, Apr)
Form guide WLDLLW
Disciplinary record Y22 R1
Leading scorer Berbatov 7
Subs from Pollitt, Jones, Di Santo, Stam, Gómez, Boselli, Fyvie, Golobart, Dicko, Redmond, Orsula, McManaman, Mustoe
Injured López (hamstring, 19 Jan), Alcaraz (groin, 29 Jan), Miyaichi (ankle, Feb), Watson (broken leg, Feb), Crusat (knee, unknown)
Unavailable Koné (international duty)
Form guide LWLLLD
Disciplinary record Y37 R2
Leading scorer Koné 6
Wigan won two of their first three Premier League games against Fulham but since then they have gone 12 matches without a win against the Whites (D6, L6).
Fulham have won five of their last six games against Wigan.
The win at West Brom on New Year’s Day means Fulham have the chance to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since September 2012. Coincidentally, those two victories came against West Brom and then Wigan.
Martin Jol’s men have kept one clean sheet in their last 14 league and cup games.
Jol has never lost a Premier League match as manager against Wigan (W5, D2). The only team he has has recorded more
victories against is Manchester City (6).
Dimitar Berbatov has scored eight goals in 11 Premier League games against Wigan. The only club he has netted more against is Blackburn (nine).
Fulham’s substitutes have contributed eight league goals this term, more than any other top-flight side.
The Latics have won more league games away from home (three) than at the DW Stadium (two) this season.
Wigan have conceded the opening goal in 14 Premier League games this season, losing 13 of those matches.
They have lost six of their last eight league games.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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