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  • September 22, 2012
  • • 22:00
  • • The DW Stadium, Wigan
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 19284
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Wigan - Fulham Preview: Latics aim to record their first win in 12 attempts over Martin Jol's side

Wigan - Fulham Preview: Latics aim to record their first win in 12 attempts over Martin Jol's side

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The west London outfit are looking to build on their 3-0 win over West Brom last weekend and face a home side short on confidence after a drubbing at Manchester United

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WIGAN

Al-Habsi
Caldwell, Boyce, Ramis, Figueroa
McCarthy, Maloney, McArthur, Beausejour
Kone, Di Santo
FULHAM
 
Schwarzer
Riise, Hangeland, Baird, Hughes
Riether, Sidwell, Duff, Kacaniklic
Berbatov, Rodallega

There are no fresh injury worries for Roberto Martinez following the club’s 4-0 defeat against Manchester United last Saturday.

Antolin Alcaraz should make his comeback from a hip injury, but may have to settle for a place on the bench, due to the form of summer signing, Ivan Ramis.

Saturday’s match could very well be a case of, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ for Martin Jol as he is set to name an unchanged team from the 3-0 defeat of West Brom.

The match could come too soon for the returns of Bryan Ruiz and Phillippe Senderos, but new midfield signing Giorgos Karagounis is pushing for a start.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Wigan’s recent home form could help them to defy their dismal record against Fulham – Roberto Martinez’s men have lost just one of their last seven Premier League home games.
  • Expect a penalty on Saturday – Wigan have conceded more spot-kicks than any other Premier League side in 2012 with 11 so far.
  • However, scoring may be a problem for the Latics on Saturday – they have only netted eight times in 14 games against Fulham and never more than once in any of those matches.
  • The game sees Hugo Rodallega make his return to the DW Stadium – the Fulham summer signing scored 23 goals in 112 appearances for Wigan.
  • Fulham are the epitome of a ‘bogey team’ for Wigan – the Latics have not beaten the Cottagers in their last 11 games between the two.
  • Do not expect a draw on Saturday - Fulham have not drawn a Premier League away game in 2012, winning three and losing eight.
  • Ali Al-Habsi (pictured right) may be a busy goalkeeper on Saturday - Fulham have had more shots on target than any other team in the Premier League, with 34.
  • Fulham have only conceded six goals this season, all of which have come before half-time.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Wigan Athletic

Fulham

Wins
0
2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
Draw
Fulham FC FUL
Fulham FC Fulham
20%
15%
65%

Top 3 Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
1 - 2
Fulham FC FUL
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
0 - 2
Fulham FC FUL
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
1 - 3
Fulham FC FUL

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