Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 31 Goals 40 (64)
(32) 20 Assists 36 (44)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
29 Average Age 28
181.2 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 1.4 (1.3)
(47%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 50% (51%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.8)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* 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
Ben Watson Out 6.73
Ryo Miyaichi Doubtful 6.16
Iván Ramis Doubtful 6.72
Shaun Maloney Doubtful 7.01
Gary Caldwell Doubtful 6.48
Player Reason Status Rating
Jack Rodwell Out 6.59
Micah Richards Out 7.34
Gaël Clichy Doubtful 7.27

Team News

  • Wigan's defensive woes worsened at the weekend when Ivan Ramis was withdrawn due to a hamstring injury against Reading, with Caldwell still a major doubt and Alcaraz sidelined.
  • Piscu is likely to get a rare start with Emmerson Boyce again filling in in the back three and Stam likely to keep his place on the right wing.
  • James McArthur could replace David Jones in midfield, while Di Santo should come back into a front three including hat-trick hero Jordi Gomez.
  • Both Samir Nasri and Carlos Tevez were dropped to the bench against Chelsea but should return to the side after City drew a blank at the Bridge.
  • Balotelli will also hope for a chance to start in place of Milner but is less likely to do so, while the back four should remain unchanged unless Mancini decides to rotate Maicon and Zabaleta once again.
  • With Clichy still set to be sidelined, Kolarov should keep his place on the left with Nastasic continuing to partner Vincent Kompany.

Prediction

  • Manchester City have won their last 5 games against Wigan without conceding a goal, though their most recent match-up ended in a narrow 0-1 win at the DW Stadium back in January.
  • Wigan are in decent form, winning 3 of their last 5 games, but injury problems at the back continue to mount and a team with the quality of City's should be able to break down a makeshift Latics defence fairly comfortably.
  • Mancini's side have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 Premier League games and may fancy their chances of doing so once again in what should be a routine win for the champions.
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