Wigan - Everton Preview: Toffees aim to maintain unbeaten run against struggling Latics

David Moyes' side will look to extend their unbeaten streak as they travel to the DW Stadium to take on Roberto Martinez's Wigan


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Caldwell, Ramis, Figueroa
Boyce, Watson, McCarthy, Beausejour
Gomez, Kone, Maloney


Coleman, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines
Mirallas, Osman, Neville, Pienaar

Wigan head into the clash with Everton with a near full-fit squad to choose from, Antonio Alcaraz (groin) is a doubt, but Jordi Gomez is available to play after having the red card he picked up in the defeat at Sunderland rescinded.

Everton boss David Moyes will have to wait and see if Tony Hibbert (calf) and Steven Naismith (knock) will recover in time to make the trip to the DW Stadium. One player who will definitely miss out is midfielder Darron Gibson (thigh strain), who is set to be unavailable for the next two weeks.

  • Everton's position of second is their highest at the beginning of October since occupying the same spot during the 1978-79 season.
  • The Toffees' tally of 12 goals in six games is their highest since the start of the 1985-86 campaign when they netted 14 goals in the same time frame.
  • Everton have won seven of the 14 league meetings between the two sides.
  • Blues' defender Sylvain Distin (pictured) will make his 100th appearance for the club should he be selected. The Frenchman made his debut for the Toffees in a 2-1 win over Wigan in August 2009.
  • Wigan have conceded at least two goals in their last four home matches in the Premier League.
  • The Latics' midfielder James McCarthy is just nine appearances short of 100 for the club.
  • The Lancashire club's last win over the Toffees came in 2008, when Henri Camara netted the only goal of the game.
  • Wigan's 2-0 over Southampton was Roberto Martinez's 30th league win as Latics' boss. The Spaniard has a win percentage of just under 20 per cent since joining the club in 2009.