West Brom - Wigan Preview: Only Manchester United have drawn fewer games than the Baggies
Roberto Martinez's side face a must-win game as they aim to boost their Premier League safety bid and maintain their record of never being relegated from the top flight
By Ryan Bailey
Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell
Yacob, Mulumbu, Dorrans
Odemwingie, Long, Lukaku
Boyce, Caldwell, Scharner
Stam, McCarthy, Gomez, Beausejour
McManaman, Kone, Maloney
West Brom will have to do without Marc-Antoine Fortune (suspended) and James Morrison (groin) is likely to miss out but Chris Brunt is expected to shake off a knee injury.
Goran Popov (calf) remains a week away from a return while long-term absentees Zoltan Gera and George Thorne (both knee) remain sidelined.
For Wigan, Maynor Figueroa will miss the rest of the season after he was stretched off during Saturday's draw with Tottenham and joins Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring), Albert Crusat (knee), Mike Pollitt, Ivan Ramis (knee) and Ryo Miyaichi on the sidelines.
However, there is better news for Roberto Martinez, with midfielder Ben Watson once again available after recovering from a broken leg sooner than expected.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- West Brom have drawn just six league matches this season, fewer than all others except champions Manchester United who have drawn five.
- Steve Clarke's side have scored 44 goals this season, the same amount as they have conceded.
- Both sides have picked up eight points from the last six games.
- Romelu Lukaku (pictured right) has netted 14 league goals this season, making him the Baggies' top scorer.
- Wigan midfielder James McCarthy has played 3,015 minutes for the Latics in the league this season.
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in the Latics' last three away games in the Premier League.
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Top 3 Predictions
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Wigan Athletic
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West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Wigan Athletic
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West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Wigan Athletic
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|England - Premier League (EPL)||May 4, 2013||West Bromwich Albion 2 - Wigan Athletic 3|
|England - Premier League (EPL)||Nov 10, 2012||Wigan Athletic 1 - West Bromwich Albion 2|
|England - Premier League (EPL)||Mar 17, 2012||Wigan Athletic 1 - West Bromwich Albion 1|
|England - Premier League (EPL)||Dec 10, 2011||West Bromwich Albion 1 - Wigan Athletic 2|
|England - Premier League (EPL)||Feb 2, 2011||West Bromwich Albion 2 - Wigan Athletic 2|
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|Mar 8, 2014||West Bromwich Albion 0 - Manchester United 3||EPL|
|Feb 22, 2014||West Bromwich Albion 1 - Fulham 1||EPL|
|Feb 12, 2014||West Bromwich Albion 1 - Chelsea FC 1||EPL|
|Feb 8, 2014||Crystal Palace 3 - West Bromwich Albion 1||EPL|
|Feb 2, 2014||West Bromwich Albion 1 - Liverpool 1||EPL|
|-||Sebastien Gabriel Tamaş||Defender|
|26||Ali Al Habsi||Goalkeeper|
|9||Franco Di Santo||Striker|
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