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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 35 Goals 28 (50)
(32) 26 Assists 19 (36)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
29.8 Average Age 30
182.5 Average Height (cm) 184.5
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(47%) 44% Aerial Duel Success 54% (51%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.5)
(1.5) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Antolin Alcaraz Out 7.03
Albert Crusat Out N/A
Ryo Miyaichi Doubtful 6.16
James McArthur Doubtful 6.84
Player Reason Status Rating
Jerome Thomas Doubtful 6.29
Steven Reid Doubtful 6.73
James Morrison Doubtful 6.82
Boaz Myhill Doubtful 6.83

Team News

  • Wigan will be in good spirits after winning their last 2 games, the most recent of which was an impressive 1-0 win at Tottenham.
  • Martinez could stick with the same side that did so well in that game, though James McArthur could return.
  • Ben Watson would be unlucky to drop out after he put in a fine performance and scored the all important goal last week.
  • Claudio Yacob, Billy Jones and Chris Brunt all returned from injury for the win over Southampton last week, and the former two are likely to start once again.
  • However, with James Morrison a doubt after missing the last game, Brunt could be hopeful of a first start since mid September, though he faces competition from Graham Dorrans for that spot.
  • Romelu Lukaku will fight it out with Shane Long for the spot up front.
  • Steven Reid is back in full training, but Steve Clarke has said he will be careful about rushing him back too soon.

Prediction

  • Wigan have won 2 Premier League games in a row for the first time this season, moving them up to 13th place in the table, and confidence at the DW will justifiably be growing.
  • West Brom's fifth victory of the season took them up to fifth in the table after they beat Southampton last week and things are going well for new boss Steve Clarke. However, 15 of their 17 points have come come on home soil, one shouldn't take too much from these sides' respective league positions.
  • Wigan have got results from tough games this season and after recent results they will confident of doing so again. The Baggies have alternated between draws and losses away from home this season, and after losing at Newcastle last time out, a draw could be on the cards once again.
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