Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(33) 21 Goals 27 (45)
(20) 14 Assists 24 (32)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
29.2 Average Age 29.6
189 Average Height (cm) 180.1
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 0.9 (0.9)
(59%) 61% Aerial Duel Success 45% (47%)
(0.4) 0.3 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.5)
(1.6) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Wilson Out 6.93
Rory Delap Out 5.89
Geoff Cameron Doubtful 6.89
Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Watson Out 6.73
Albert Crusat Out N/A
Ryo Miyaichi Out 6.16
Mike Pollitt Out N/A
Antolin Alcaraz Out 7.03
Iván Ramis Out 6.72
Arouna Koné Out 6.88

Team News

  • Andy Wilkinson came through the loss against Manchester City unscathed in the FA Cup at the weekend, after a string of injuries kept him out in recent weeks.
  • Geoff Cameron is expected to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the City game. Ryan Shotton will be on standby to come in if he doesn't make it though.
  • Glenn Whelan is available after escaping FA punishment for his rash challenge on Javi Garcia at the weekend.
  • After resting the vast majority of their first team for the narrow win over Macclesfield at the weekend, Wigan should restore their big guns to the starting XI for the trip to Stoke.
  • With Piscu back and available, Emmerson Boyce could move into midfield with Ronnie Stam dropping to the bench.
  • Otherwise it will be the usual players for Wigan.

Prediction

  • After starting the season with an impressively tight defence, Stoke have begun leaking goals in their most recent games, shipping 13 goals in their last 4 Premier League outings. They did, though keep Manchester City at bay for much of their FA Cup tie at the weekend.
  • Wigan's loss against Sunderland left them with only one win in their last 10 league matches and second bottom of the Premier League table, with QPR hitting some slightly better form and hot on their tails.
  • Stoke have a very good home record and although they haven't beaten Wigan at home since the 2008/09 season, they should manage to do so here.
Prediction:
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