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Wigan Athletic Vs Southampton Preview: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Match Facts, Highlights, Betting and More

by Mr Neutral

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Roberto Martinez’s side take on the Saints in a relegation six pointer.

Check in to Wigan Athletic vs Southampton FC

Preview

The returning Paul Scharner is likely to go straight into the Wigan starting lineup as Roberto Martínez’s injury problems in defence show little sign of abating. With Arouna Koné at the Africa Cup of Nations and Mauro Boselli out on another loan spell, the home side look short of cover in attack as well. Southampton, with two defeats in their past seven Premier League away matches – at Anfield and Old Trafford, both times by a single goal – can be expected to push Wigan’s already stretched resources to the limit.

Venue DW Stadium, Saturday 3pm

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Last season n/a

Referee Andre Marriner

This season’s matches 16 Y53, R0, 3.31 cards per game

Odds Wigan 5-4 Southampton 5-2 Draw 12-5

WigSou

Wigan

Subs from Robles, Jones, Henríquez, Gómez, McManaman, Fyvie, Golobart, Mustoe, Redmond, Dicko, Stam, Orsula

Doubtful Boyce (hamstring), Fyvie (calf)

Injured Alcaraz (groin, 9 Feb), Pollitt (thigh, 16 Feb), López (hamstring, 23 Feb), Miyaichi (ankle, 23 Feb), Watson (broken leg, 23 Aug), Ramis (knee, Oct), Crusat (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Unavailable Koné (international duty)

Form guide DLDLWL

Disciplinary record Y42 R2

Leading scorer Koné 6

Southampton

Subs from K Davis, Gazzaniga, Hooiveld, S Davis, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez, Lee, Richardson, Mayuka, Chaplow, Reeves, De Ridder, Chambers, Butterfield

Doubtful None

Injured Do Prado (knee, 9 Feb), Fonte (knee, 24 Feb)

Suspended None

Form guide LDDWDD

Disciplinary record Y23 R0

Leading scorer Lambert 10

STAT-ATTACK

Head-to-head

The two clubs have only met twice before: an FA Cup fourth-round tie in January 1986, which Southampton won 3-0, and Wigan’s 2-0 victory at St Mary’s in August.

That was Southampton’s first home match in the top flight for seven years, but goals from Franco Di Santo and Arouna
Kone gave the Latics their first win of the season.

Wigan

No Premier League side has conceded the first goal of the game on more occasions than Wigan Athletic this season (16).

Wigan have won more points away (11) from home than they have at the DW Stadium (nine) this campaign.
The Latics have managed just one win in their last 11 matches.

Southampton

Against Manchester United on Wednesday, Southampton lost for the first time in seven Premier League games.

They had 20 shots – which is four more than any other away team has managed at Old Trafford this season and the most since Manchester City’s 6-1 win in October 2011.

The Saints have thrown away a league-high 22 points from winning positions this season.

Best Bet

Southampton 9/4 to win: Wigan Vs Southampton betting


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