Wigan Athletic v Swansea City: Match Preview

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Wigan must do without wing-back Jean Beausejour after he picked up a hamstring strain in Saturday’s victory at West Brom. Defender Antolin Alcaraz is still sidelined, while Maynor Figueroa won’t feature again this season.

Swansea’s top-scorer Michu (hamstring) has been ruled out after limping out of the draw against Manchester City at the weekend. Luke Moore is likely to lead the line in his absence. Ki Sung-Yeung is also back in contention following a dead leg. 

Roberto Martinez pre-game…“It doesn’t matter if you’re out of the bottom three or not. I think what’s important is that we carry on performing in the manner that we did against West Brom on Saturday, and with that mentality, to make sure we get as many of the nine points that are left.” (Mirror)

Michael Laudrup pre-game…“It will be a very hard game. I know they have the cup final coming up on the weekend, but we are talking about a team fighting for their football life. They will come at us with everything they have.” (sporting life)

Match Statistic: Seven of the 17 home points accumulated by Wigan have come in their last three matches at the DW Stadium. 

Prediction: Wigan Athletic 2-1 Swansea City