UK time is: 14:56:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bolton Wanderers vs. Wigan Athletic

Reebok Stadium

13/03/2010

3pm

Bolton Vs Latics Preview


Following on from the euphoria of Monday nights win against Liverpool, Latics boss Roberto Martinez takes his troops the short journey through Whelley and Blackrod to face near neighbours Bolton Wanderers and he will be accompanied with the largest away following of the season.

With both clubs involved in the scrap down at the bottom end of the table a victory for either side would be a massive boost, if the Latics can build on the Liverpool result and secure back to back wins for the first time this season then confidence will be high heading into the final nine games.

Bolton pulled themselves out of the drop zone by beating fellow strugglers Wolves and West Ham and although the Trotters took a bit of a pasting at Sunderland on Wednesday in a 4-0 loss their recent form suggests that this will be a tough encounter.

Latics v Bolton games are rarely classic encounters but at this stage it`s the result that matters most and a victory how ever gained will give one set of supporters some bragging rights for a few weeks at least, fingers crossed it`s the lads and lasses from Wigan.

What The Bosses Say:


Latics boss Roberto Martinez

'It's a very important fixture for us and we all know it's going to be a very different game from the one against Liverpool.

'I said before the Liverpool game that now is not a time to focus too much on the league table and that's exactly the same now.

'We have to concentrate on improving ourselves and make sure we finish the season as strong as we can do. If we do that then we'll get the rewards and achieve our aims.

'We must go to Bolton with the determination and desire to re-produce the performance we showed on Monday and make our fans proud.

'I watched their recent game against Sunderland and for an hour I thought Bolton were the better side. After a great win at West Ham they're now on the back of a disappointing defeat and it goes to show how results don't often reflect performances.

'At home they'll want to bounce back and we have to be ready for that, it's going to be a tense derby where concentration will be huge and the little details are going to determine the outcome.

'We need to be the side that takes advantage of the situation to continue the hard-work from Monday.'


Bolton boss Owen Coyle

'I suppose we all sat and watched that game wanting Liverpool to win

'But now it has happened and Wigan have the points, it is not a result that surprised me one bit.

'Wigan were at home, they are a good side and they have also beaten Chelsea this season, so nothing surprises me in the Premier League, it is a very close competition.

'That has been seen this season. The top three, four or six - whatever you want to call them - have shown they are capable of losing games to teams lower down. It has happened too often this season for it to be a fluke.'


Bolton Wanderers Team News:


Bolton are suffering from a few injuries Cahill, McCann, M. Davies, J. O'Brien, Davis and Basham are all out, Muamba and Wilshire will have fitness test and Ricketts is suspended.

Bolton from

Jaaskelainen; Robinson, Knight, Steinsson, Gardner, Taylor, Wilshere, Muamba, Weiss, Lee, Kevin Davies, Elmander, Klasnic, Al Habsi, Samuel, Riga, Andrew O'Brien.

Player to watch: Kevin Davies


Maybe the same old same old but Davies is a handful

Wigan Athletic Team News:


Mario Melchiot and Steve Gohouri are both out injured otherwise its a full squad.

Latics from

Kirkland; Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, Diame, Thomas, McCarthy, N'Zogbia, Scharner, Rodallega, Scotland, Moreno, Moses, Stojkovic, Amaya, Gomez, Sinclair, Pollitt, Koumas

Player to watch: Charles N'Zogbia


Quite simply Latics player of the season, full of flair and creativity

Any Previous?


Latics and Bolton have met 30 times previously.

Latics wins 13, Bolton wins 10, draws 7

Ref Watch:


Mike Dean (Wirral)

Find out all about Mike Dean in our meet the ref article

Match Prediction:


Head says 1-1

Heart says Latics to win 2-1

I think I'll go with my heart

Up Next:


Premier League

Latics Vs Aston Villa
DW Stadium
Tuesday 16/03/2010 7:45pm

Latics Vs Burnley
DW Stadium
Saturday 20/03/2010 3pm


Bookmark and Share





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 13 2010

Time: 9:10AM

Your Comments

I'll go with 2-1 for the Latics, c'mon
worbo
sorry worbo we are 3-0 down already
wigan-latics
Prediction not looking too good now Worbo.
Snout
I usually get it right
worbo
Not this time you didn't.
Snout
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

FSF Awards - Vote For Your Latics Favs (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Big Game Preview - Latics v Forest (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Any Previous? - Latics v Forest (Monday September 29 2014)

Down And Out? - Bournemouth 2 Latics 0 (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: AFC Bournemouth v Wigan Athletic (Saturday September 27 2014)

Team Sheets - AFC Bournemouth v Latics (Saturday September 27 2014)

Grant Holt Off To Huddersfield On Loan Deal (Saturday September 27 2014)

Big Game Preview - Bournemouth v Latics (Saturday September 27 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 178
2. loudmouthblue 136
3. Oscarbon 130
4. Noel Wards Leg 107
5. russialatic 96
6. hindleymonwafc 87
7. lathamwafc 80
8. Pauvre Jean 76
9. legolad 70
10. scotdave 68

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Cardiff 9 3 3 3 0 12
16. Millwall 9 3 2 4 -1 11
17. Brighton 9 2 3 4 -2 9
18. Wigan 9 2 2 5 -2 8
19. Rotherham 9 2 2 5 -6 8
20. Huddersfield 9 2 2 5 -10 8
21. Birmingham 9 1 4 4 -8 7

Breaking League News

Boro ideal for Spaniard
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 14:45:00
Boro welcome strugglers
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 14:34:00
Karanka expects tough test
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 14:29:00
FSF Awards - Vote For Your Latics Favs
Wigan : 30/09/2014 13:45:00
Millers v Blackburn Preview
Rotherham : 30/09/2014 13:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Bournemouth
Suggested By:  Billy Smart
Scott Carson 34%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 16%
No One! 50%