Match Previews

Wigan v Albion match preview

10th December

Albion will be hopeful of recording a fifth consecutive away victory when they travel to face Wigan at the DW Stadium on Wednesday night (ko 7.45pm).

Wigan

Their last outing

In their most recent game, Wigan were minutes away from a win on the road against Luton Town before two late goals for the hosts condemned the Latics to defeat.

Kieffer Moore put Wigan ahead in the first half, but Callum McManaman equalised three minutes from time before George Moncur netted the winner for Luton in the third minute of injury time.

Wigan: Jones; Sterling, Dunkley, Mulgrew (Kipre 90), Robinson; Lowe, MacLeod, Morsy, Pilkington (Massey 55); Moore, Garner (Gelhardt 64).

Substitutes: Evans, Windass, Roberts, Gyollai.

In the dugout

Experienced boss Paul Cook will be in charge of the opposition for Albion's midweek trip up to the north west. The Liverpool-born former midfielder had two spells at Wigan during his playing career and returned as manager ahead of the 2017/18 term.

He guided his team to the League One title in a remarkable first campaign which also saw Athletic beat Manchester City en route to the FA Cup quarter finals, before then keeping them in the second tier via an 18th-placed finish last season.

One to watch

Kieffer Moore headed his second goal of the season in for the Latics in their most recent game against Luton Town.

Wigan’s Welsh international netted 17 goals for Barnsley last term and was named in the PFA Team of the Year for League One, earning him a move to the DW Stadium. 

Our last meeting

The Baggies overcame Wigan 1-0 in an FA Cup third round tie at The Hawthorns earlier this year.

Bakary Sako's only goal in blue and white stripes was the difference between the two teams as Albion progressed to set up a game against Brighton.

Stats

Albion

• Bilić’s Baggies have won six successive Sky Bet Championship fixtures.

• Albion are the top scorers in the Championship with 41 goals - the next highest scorers are Bristol City, with 33 goals.

• The Throstles have lost just one of their 20 Sky Bet Championship games this season. 

Wigan

• Paul Cook’s side are eight games without a win (W0 D2 L6).

• The Latics have picked up 13 points at home, however they have only managed three on the road.

•  In Wigan’s last two games they have been 1-0 up with quarter of an hour to play, before losing 3-1 to Reading and 2-1 to Luton. 

Head to head

 

Albion wins

Draws

Wigan wins

League

7

3

8

FA Cup

1

0

0

League Cup

1

1

1

Total

9

4

9

Our man to watch

Mathues Pereira was a joy to watch at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon. He fired in Albion's second, and was involved in all of the Baggies' goals.

2019_12_09 Pereira.jpg

Best of social

Our gaffer.

Ticket news

Tickets are now on general sale for Albion’s trip to face Wigan.

The Baggies have been handed an allocation of 2,348 for the fixture.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Prices:

Adults £23
Seniors (65+) £15
Under-18s £10
Under-12s £5
Under-5s* £2

*Please note under-5s tickets are only available from the ticket office.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Wigan is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Drew Williams for Baggies-biased live commentary on Wednesday.

Supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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