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Premier League

  • September 22, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • The DW Stadium, Wigan
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 19284

Premier League Preview: Wigan - Fulham

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



Caldwell, Boyce, Ramis, Figueroa
McCarthy, Maloney, McArthur, Beausejour
Kone, Di Santo
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.

  • Wigan’s recent home form could help to defy its 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 has 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 is 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 has 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 has had more shots on target than any other team in the Premier League, with 34.
  • Fulham has only conceded six goals this season, all of which have come before halftime.


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Available Squads
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
5Gary CaldwellDefender
17Emmerson BoyceDefender
21Iván RamisDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
16James McCarthyMidfielder
8Ben WatsonMidfielder
15Jordi GómezMidfielder
11Jean BeausejourMidfielder
9Arouna KoneStriker
10Shaun MaloneyStriker
12Mike PollittGoalkeeper
19David JonesMidfielder
8Albert CrusatMidfielder
-James McArthurMidfielder
19Ryo MiyaichiStriker
15Callum McManamanStriker
-Mauro BoselliStriker
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
3J. RiiseDefender
-Brede HangelandDefender
6Chris BairdDefender
18Aaron HughesDefender
20Sascha RietherMidfielder
4Steve SidwellMidfielder
31Alexander KacaniklicMidfielder
9Dimitar BerbatovStriker
16Damien DuffMidfielder
20Hugo RodallegaStriker
-David StockdaleGoalkeeper
2Stephen KellyDefender
17Matthew BriggsDefender
10Pajtim KasamiMidfielder
14Georgios KaragounisMidfielder
10Mladen PetricStriker
11Bryan RuizStriker

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