Three reasons Aston Villa will slip up at managerless Wigan on Saturday

Aston Villa will be looking to build upon their impressive win against play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday last week when they face struggling Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

Steve Bruce’s men beat the Owls 2-0 at Villa Park thanks to a brace from top goalscorer Jonathan Kodjia, as they bounced back from defeat to Huddersfield Town last time out.

The success left Villa in 12th and with seemingly little to play for over the course of the remaining nine Championship fixtures, but supporters will hope that they can build momentum for a promotion push next term.

There is certainly potential for the clash away at the Latics to be a banana skin though, with the strugglers desperately in need of results in order to stave off the threat of relegation.

Wigan sacked manager Warren Joyce this week following a poor run of form, and the managerless outfit need to start picking up wins if they are to close the five-point gap to safety.

Here are THREE reasons Aston Villa will slip up against Wigan on Saturday…