Premier League Preview: Wigan - Stoke City
Roberto Martinez's men will be looking to build on their impressive display against Liverpool as they attempt to haul themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone
By Thomas Anthony Wilson
Boyce, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa
Moses, Maloney, Beausejour
Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson
Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington
The Latics have been handed a major boost as Victor Moses has been given the all-clear to play after scans revealed that he did not suffer a facial fracture after being accidentally kicked in the head by Martin Skrtel during last weekend's 2-1 victory over Liverpool.
Roberto Martinez's only major blow is the loss of out-of-form striker Hugo Rodallega due to a knee injury.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis will welcome back striker Ricardo Fuller after the hitman served the final game of his three-match ban last week, having stamped on Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic on March 10.
Midfielder Salif Diao, however, is set to miss out for the visitors through injury.
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- Wigan is looking for back-to-back victories for the first time this season.
- A victory could potentially lift the Latics out of the Premier League relegation zone, if QPR and Bolton both fail to win their respective fixtures.
- The Latics hold the worst home record in the Premier League this season, having only picked up a solitary victory at the DW Stadium back in August against QPR.
- If selected, Ali Al-Habsi (pictured right) will make his 75th Premier League appearance (for both Bolton and Wigan).
- Stoke City has failed to score only once in its last eight domestic matches, in the 1-0 defeat away to Chelsea.
- The Potters have only beaten Wigan once since their promotion to the top flight, with a 2-0 victory in May 2009.
Top 3 Predictions
Wigan Athletic 1-0 Stoke
- 20 %
Wigan Athletic 2-0 Stoke
- 15 %
Wigan Athletic 1-1 Stoke
- 12.5 %
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Jan 29, 2013||Stoke 2 - Wigan Athletic 2|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Sep 1, 2012||Wigan Athletic 2 - Stoke 2|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Mar 31, 2012||Wigan Athletic 2 - Stoke 0|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Dec 31, 2011||Stoke 2 - Wigan Athletic 2|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||May 22, 2011||Stoke 0 - Wigan Athletic 1|
|Dec 4, 2013||Leeds 2 - Wigan Athletic 0||ENG2|
|Dec 1, 2013||Wigan Athletic 1 - Derby 3||ENG2|
|Nov 28, 2013||Wigan Athletic 1 - Zulte-Waregem 2||EL|
|Nov 23, 2013||Wigan Athletic 0 - Brighton 1||ENG2|
|Nov 10, 2013||Yeovil Town Football Club 0 - Wigan Athletic 1||ENG2|
|26||Ali Al Habsi||Goalkeeper|
|9||Franco Di Santo||Striker|
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