Probable Lineups

4-4-1-1
5-4-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(44) 36 Goals 27 (41)
(30) 24 Assists 12 (19)
(6.4) 6.5 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
29.3 Average Age 28.9
181.8 Average Height (cm) 180.8
(1) 1 Shots pg 1 (1)
(45%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 49% (48%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.5) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Vince Grella Out 6.38
Grant Hanley Out 6.38
No missing players.

Team News

  • Blackburn were extremely poor at Tottenham, failing to register a single shot, so Steve Kean will ditch an ineffective 5-3-2 formation in this must win game.
  • They have no fresh injury concerns, though Steven N'Zonzi will hope to return to the side in place of Jason Lowe.
  • Wigan have a clean bill of health and know that any kind of result at Ewood Park is likely to see them safe for another season.
  • Martinez won't play for a draw though, and will field the same side that trounced Newcastle 4-0 last time out.
  • Their apparent 5-4-1 formation can quickly change into a counter attacking 3-4-3, with Beausejour and Boyce moving forward to the wings and Moses and Maloney supporting Di Santo.

Prediction

  • This is a huge game for both sides and Steve Kean knows that defeat would probably see them relegated but a win could put them on equal points with Bolton and QPR if those two sides were to lose on Sunday. Playing a day later, they know that if either of those sides win they will have to do the same.
  • A victory for Wigan would see them safe and ensure another excellent escape by Roberto Martinez's side, with the manager attracting plaudits for his brave tactical decisions in the latter half of the season.
  • The last two games between these two sides have seen 13 goals scored, including a 3-3 draw earlier in the season, and you can expect goals again and perhaps an individual error proving costly in this one.
Prediction:
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