Cardiff are without a win in 11 meetings with the Latics in all competitions (D5 L6), losing each of the last four.
Wigan have won three and lost none of their last seven away games against Cardiff, with three of the four draws in this run ending goalless.
Callum McManaman has scored in back to back league games for the first since May 2013.
Kenwyne Jones has netted in successive league appearances for the first time since December 2012.
Wigan have scored three goals from just four shots on target this season.