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  • March 2, 2013
  • • 12:30 PM
  • • The DW Stadium, Wigan
  • Referee: M. Atkinson
  • • Attendance: 20804
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Premier League Preview: Wigan - Liverpool

Roberto Martinez's side will hope to build on their win over Reading last week by overcoming the Merseyside outfit, which thrashed Swansea in its last league outing.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Al Habsi
 Scharner, Caldwell, Figueroa
Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour
Maloney, Kone, Santo

LIVERPOOL

Reina
Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique
 Lucas, Gerrard,
Downing, Suarez, Coutinho
Sturridge


Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa (ankle) is facing a late fitness test ahead of the visit of Liverpool but Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) is expected to return to the squad.

Ben Watson (leg) and Albert Crusat (knee) are both long-term absentees, however, and Ivan Ramis (knee) will not feature again until next season.

Liverpool will be without Fabio Borini (shoulder) for the rest of the campaign. Brad Jones (shoulder) is still out.

Young defender Martin Kelly (knee) is still some way from a return, but the Reds will have an otherwise fully fit squad should Daniel Sturridge (knock) pass a late fitness test.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Liverpool has not won at the DW Stadium since 2007, when a Yossi Benayoun goal secured a 1-0 win.
  • Luis Suarez is just four short of 50 goals in his Liverpool career.
  • Steven Gerrard has already laid on nine assists so far this season, the most in the Premier League.
  • Wigan's 2-1 win at Anfield last term was just its second over the Reds in Premier League history.
  • If selected, Arouna Kone will make his 25th appearance for the Latics. He has already scored 10 times since moving from Levante.
  • Goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi is just two appearances shy of 125 for Wigan.
  • A six-goal game will take the number scored in Wigan - Liverpool contests to the half-century mark.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Wigan Athletic

Liverpool

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
Draw
Liverpool FC LIV
Liverpool FC Liverpool
86%

Top 3 Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
0 - 3
Liverpool FC LIV
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
1 - 3
Liverpool FC LIV
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
0 - 2
Liverpool FC LIV

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