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  • January 31, 2012
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • White Hart Lane, London
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 35801
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Premier League Preview: Tottenham - Wigan

Roberto Martinez's team travels to White Hart Lane at the foot of the table and seven points worse off than at this stage last campaign, with Spurs eight points off top spot.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Tottenham

Friedel
Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto
Lennon, Parker, Modric, Bale
Van der Vaart
Adebayor

Wigan

Al-Habsi
Boyce, Gohouri, Caldwell, Figueroa
Watson, McArthur, McCarthy
Moses, Gomez
Sammon

Gareth Bale is expected to return from a minor thigh strain for Tottenham, which may also welcome Sandro and William Gallas back to the match-day squad following calf injuries.

As ever, you may as well toss a coin to predict the involvement of Ledley King. He was rested for the Watford FA Cup game but it may be more likely to see him emerge at Anfield on the weekend rather than at home to Wigan.

Long-term injuries rule out Jermaine Jenas and David Bentley while Tom Huddlestone's recovery from an ankle layoff remains a gradual process. Vedran Corluka is also ruled out.

Wigan will be without Antolin Alcaraz again after failing to recover in time from a groin strain. David Jones and Shaun Maloney, however, should make themselves available for the trip to White Hart Lane, while Roberto Martinez may look to include new signing Jean Beausejour


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Wigan has lost five of its last six games in all competitions.
  • The clubs have only faced each other 14 times in their history.
  • Tottenham has scored 18 goals to Wigan's five in its league meetings at White Hart Lane.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor (pictured right) has scored all of his nine goals in the Premier League.
  • Tottenham does not have an inspiring record in games refereed by Lee Probert. The club has won just two of the seven games he has officiated, including the opening-day 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.
  • Wigan's 9-1 defeat at White Hart Lane in November 2009 was the heaviest in its history.
  • Though not relevant for Tuesday, Wigan have not won a home game for five months in all competitions.
  • Tottenham is nine points and two positions better off than at this stage last season.
  • Conversely, Wigan is seven points and three positions worse off after 22 games than last year.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Tottenham Hotspur

Wigan Athletic

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
Tottenham Hotspur FC Tottenham Hotspur
Draw
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
92%

Top 3 Predictions

Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
3 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
2 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Tottenham Hotspur FC TOT
3 - 1
Wigan Athletic FC WIG

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