Wigan starting eleven: Robles, Kone, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Maloney, Gomez, McManaman, Boyce (c), Beausejour, Figueroa, Scharner
Newcastle United starting eleven: Elliot; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Gutierrez (c), Tiote; Marveaux, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse
Wigan subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Stam, Golobart
Newcastle United subs: Harper, Haidara, Perch, Anita, Gosling, Obertan, Shola Ameobi
Wigan’s now traditional end of season flourish appears to be in full swing, after their tremendous 3-0 win at Everton last weekend saw them qualify for the FA cup semi-finals. In the league, they are still in the drop zone ahead of today’s match, and Aston Villa and Southampton’s wins yesterday mean that they risk being cut adrift if they cannot pick up three points today.
It will be difficult task against an in form Newcastle, who joined Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the last eight of the Europa League with their win over Anzhi on Thursday. Newcastle will be hoping to confirm their Premier League status for next season as soon as possible so they can focus on Europe, and a win at the DW would take them to 36 points and touching distance of safety.
Newcastle won the return fixture 3-0, but what are you predictions for today’s match?
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