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  • December 26, 2012
  • • 10:00
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: L. Mason
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Premier League Preview: Everton - Wigan

Premier League Preview: Everton - Wigan

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Roberto Martinez's side has dropped back into the Premier League relegation spots and faces a second side chasing a top-four place in four days in the shape of the Toffees.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

EVERTON
Everton
Howard
Heitinga, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
Naismith, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar
Jelavic, Anichebe
WIGAN ATHLETIC
  Wigan Athletic
Al-Habsi
Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa,
Stam, McCarthy, McCarthur, Beausejour
Gomez
Kone, Di Santo



Marouane Fellaini will miss the game as he serves the second of a three-game suspension for headbutting Ryan Shawcross.

Seamus Coleman faces a race against time to return to fitness in time. The Irish right back missed the weekend's win over West Ham with a hamstring injury. Darron Gibson was sent off at Upton Park, but is available for this game as the Toffees are appealing the decision.

Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) and Tony Hibbert (calf) are definitely ruled out for David Moyes' side.

Roberto Martinez has seen his side decimated by injuries recently, particularly in defense but captain Gary Caldwell should make his return to the side.

Ivan Ramis, Adrian Lopez (both hamstring) and Antolin Alcaraz (groin) will be missing from the Latics' defence, although Ramis and Alcaraz could return over the festive period.

Ryo Miyaichi (ankle), Albert Crusat (knee) and Ben Watson (shin) are unavailable to Martinez in midfield.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Everton is undefeated in its last 12 Premier League home matches.
  • The Toffees' have drawn their last two games against Wigan, including a fixture at the DW stadium in October.
  • Arouna Kone's (pictured right) last Premier League goal was against West Brom on the November 10.
  • Wigan has lost six of its last seven away games in the Premier League.
  • The Latics have failed to beat Everton in their last six attempts, drawing four of those games.
  • The last six matches between the two sides have seen a total of 24 yellow cards been shown.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
4Darron GibsonMidfielder
10Thomas HitzlspergerMidfielder
18Phil NevilleMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
28Victor AnichebeStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
5John HeitingaDefender
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
20Ross BarkleyMidfielder
14Steven NaismithStriker
19Magaye GueyeStriker
27Apostolos VelliosStriker
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
5Gary CaldwellDefender
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
-Ronnie StamDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
19David JonesMidfielder
16James McArthurMidfielder
11Jean BeausejourMidfielder
9Arouna KoneStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
12Mike PollittGoalkeeper
21Iván RamisDefender
-Román GolobartDefender
15Jordi GómezMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
15Callum McManamanStriker
-Mauro BoselliStriker
Players to Watch
Nikica Jelavic
Nikica Jelavic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 18
Games Goals YC RC
1 0 1 0
Franco Di Santo
Franco Di Santo
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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