Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Latics v Everton Preview

Wigan Athletic
vs.
Everton

DW Stadium

4/02/12

3pm

The Latics entertain Everton at the DW Stadium this afternoon, only one thing certain from today, it's going to be bloody cold, so wrap up if you're coming along.

There should be at least two changes to the side that lost at White Hart Lane on Tuesday, I expect Hugo Rodallega to claim a start up front, whilst Momo Diame has returned from the ACN and will make a welcomed appearance in the Latics midfield

Latics new signing Jean Beausejour will make his home debut, so hopefully that will be something for the fans to cheer at least.

Everton are fresh off the back of a win against Manchester City so will be full of confidence, something that the Latics are low on. If we can either score first or keep Everton out then I believe we will win, concede early and I'll be left fearing the worst with just my flask of hot coffee and rum for comfort.

What The Bosses Say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez on Rodallega

"He'll give everything he has for us.

"He hasn't ruled out signing a new contract. He wants to help the group - which is the only thing that matters."


Everton boss David Moyes:

'The Premier League is too unpredictable because of the quality of the sides in every game and I think that is what's special about the league here'

'We've just got to make sure that we go to Wigan, prepare correctly, make sure we're in the right frame of mind and I've got to make sure that I do my job well enough that my players know all they can about Wigan.'

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Antolin Alcaraz is still struggling with a groin injury otherwise it's a full squad to choose from:

Latics possible: Al-Habsi, Stam, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Beausejour, McCarthy, Diame, Gomez, Moses, Rodallega

Player to watch: Hugo Rodallega

How will Hugo react to the shenanigans of transfer deadline day? Positively I'd hope


By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

Everton Team News:

Sylvain Distin, Jack Rodwell, Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman and Seamus Coleman are all out

Everton possible: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Hibbert, Baines, Donovan, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Stracqualursi

Player to watch: Leighton Baines

Why do ex-players always seem to score against former clubs?

Any Previous?

Latics and Everton have met 14 times

Latics 2 wins, Everton 8, draws 4

Last Six Meetings

17 Sep 2011 - Premier League - Everton 3 Latics 1
30 Apr 2011 - Premier League - Latics 1 Everton 1
11 Dec 2010 - Premier League - Everton 0 Latics 0
30 Jan 2010 - Premier League - Latics 0 Everton 1
30 Aug 2009 - Premier League - Everton 2 Latics 1
05 Apr 2009 - Premier League - Everton 4 Latics 0

Ref Watch:

Andrew Taylor (Wythenshawe)

Why not take a look at our Meet The Ref article

Andrew Taylor Card Watch 2011/12

Games - 21, yellows - 70, reds - 5

Match Prediction:

Head says 1-1

Heart says 2-1 Latics win, as always going with the heart

Up Next:

Premier League
Bolton v Latics
Reebok Stadium
Saturday
11/02/12
3pm

Walk4Emma
DW to the Reebok
Saturday
11/02/12
10am - 1:30pm


Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday February 4 2012
Time: 10:51AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I'll go for a Latics win
worbo
04/02/2012 11:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners?
Suggested By: Warren Joyce
Latics34%
Aston Villa46%
Draw20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 13 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!303
2.Moonay280
3.Whittleblue264
4.king_dezeeuw06229
5.truelatic4eva202
6.Martinez1986173
7.hindleymonwafc172
8.nottinghamlatic148
9.Barry W133
10.WN5129
Write for Vital Football