Swansea City v Wigan Athletic – Match Preview

Two sides tipped for the drop already meet in an early relegation six pointer that could be seen as a defining game at the end of the season. The Swans started their Premier League life with a crushing defeat against mega bucks Manchester City and Sergio Agüero in particular. Wigan also suffered a disappointing draw against fellow promoted side Norwich City.

The Liberty Stadium will hold its first ever top-flight game and manager Brendan Rodgers will be looking for a positive response from his players after the hiding on Monday night in Manchester. Keeper Michael Vorm is sure to have an easier afternoon at the Liberty after the shift he put in on Monday.  Wigan boss Roberto Martinez will also be hoping his side can secure their first three points of the season although they looked bereft of any attacking threat on Saturday and were outplayed by Norwich in large parts of the game.  Captain Garry Monk is the only man who will be missing whilst their opponents have a clean bill of health.

Key Players
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Scott Sinclair: The winger is Swansea’s main attacking threat and will be given more of a chance to impress against the Latics than he was on Monday night.
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Hugo Rodallega: Wigan need goals and although the Colombian has performed well in the last few seasons his goals total needs to increase to compensate the loss of Charles N’Zogbia.
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Verdict: 2-1