Black Cats travel to the DW Stadium.
Wigan are looking for the three points that could put daylight between themselves and the relegation zone. Roberto Martínez’s side sit just one place above Aston Villa in 18th and while buoyed by last week’s 1-1 draw at Fulham, the long-term injury suffered by defenderIvan Ramis during the same match has made their task of surviving the drop more difficult. Sunderland travel to the DW Stadium encouraged by last week’s 3-0 home victory over West Ham but will be eager to forget their FA Cup third-round exit to Bolton on Tuesday.
Venue DW Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Last season Wigan 1 Sunderland 4
Referee Anthony Taylor
This season’s matches 14 Y25, R5, 2.14 cards per game
Odds Wigan 11-10 Sunderland 5-2 Draw 9-4
Subs from Pollitt, Gómez, Henríquez, Boselli, McManaman, Redmond, Mustoe, Morris, Golobart, Fyvie, Alcaraz, Espinoza
Doubtful Alcaraz (groin)
Injured López (hamstring, Feb), Miyaichi (ankle, Feb), Watson (broken leg, Feb), Ramis (knee, Oct), Crusat (knee, unknown), Pollitt (hip, unknown)
Unavailable Koné (international duty)
Form guide DLWLLL
Disciplinary record Y38 R2
Leading scorer Koné 6
Subs from Westwood, Kilgallon, Mangane, Bardsley, N’Diaye, Wickham, Cattermole, Elmohamady, McFadden
Doubtful Cattermole (knee)
Injured Brown (knee, unknown), Cuéllar (hamstring, unknown), Rose (hamstring, unknown)
Form guide WLLWWL
Disciplinary record Y32 R0
Leading scorer Fletcher 8
Sunderland have lost just one of their last six league matches with Wigan.
Wigan lead by seven wins to Sunderland’s six in 20 previous meetings.
There has not been a goalless draw in the last 16 games between the two sides in all competitions.
The Latics have won more league games away from home (three) than at the DW Stadium (two) this season.
Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi has made five errors that have directly led to a goal this season, more than any other top-flight player.
Against Fulham last week Franco di Santo scored his first Premier League goal in 15 matches – a run of 1,095 minutes without a league goal.
Sunderland are on the longest current run of games (33) of any team in the Premier League without winning a penalty.
The Black Cats have recovered just one point from losing positions in the Premier League this season, fewer than any other team.
Six of Sunderland’s 24 league goals have been scored from corners this season, the highest proportion in the Premier League.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
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