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Match Preview | Albion v Wigan Athletic

The Hawthorns under the lights

The Baggies are back in Sky Bet Championship action on Tuesday night, hosting Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns (ko 8pm).

Albion have won eight of their last nine games in front of their own supporters, keeping an incredible eight clean sheets in the process.

Carlos Corberán's men suffered a 2-0 defeat at Hull City on Friday night, leaving them seven points adrift of the top six heading into the midweek clash.

Opponents Wigan are in desperate need of victories and sit inside the bottom three. They drew 1-1 with Birmingham City on Saturday, a result which means they'll arrive in B71 six points off safety.

The Baggies have been in great form in B71

Follow the game live

Albion fans inside and outside the United Kingdom can watch the game live on WBA TV. A video match pass is available to purchase for £10 here.

WBA Radio duo Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from The Hawthorns.

Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the evening.

WBA TV Matchday

Our opponents

Wigan Athletic are in the thick of a battle to save their Sky Bet Championship status.

The Latics arrive at The Hawthorns inside the bottom three and six points behind 21st-place Cardiff City with a dozen matches remaining. 

Tuesday visitors have won just one game in all competitions since returning to action in early December following the break for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar (1/15) and are in real danger of slipping back into the third tier of English football. 

Shaun Maloney, who spent four years at Wigan between 2011 and 2015, is the third permanent manager the club has had this season, following on from Leam Richardson and Kolo Toure.

The former Celtic and Scotland attacker was appointed in January having also managed Hibernian north of the border. Maloney was part of the Belgium national team coaching set up between 2018-2021 prior to his positions at Hibs and Wigan.

He's drawn four of his six matches in charge so far, winning one and losing one, and the Latics have certainly shown signs of improvement under the Scot, earning eye-catching draws against play-off contenders Blackburn and Norwich.

But it's victories Tuesday's guests need if they're to beat the drop and they'll be determined to kick-start a revival at The Hawthorns.

Wigan are in need of precious Sky Bet Championship points

From the Albion Archive 

Albion beat Wigan 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship on Boxing Day in 2018 thanks to a Jay Rodriguez brace.

The forward headed in the first in the opening half before firing in a second after the interval.

You can watch the highlights below

One for the stattos

Albion will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight winless meeting with Wigan Athletic this Tuesday. 

The Baggies haven't tasted victory in any of the last three head-to-head encounters with the Latics, losing one and drawing two.

The two sides drew 1-1 back in August with strikers Josh Magennis and Karlan Grant both on target inside the opening 22 minutes.

The last Albion victory against Wigan came in January 2019 when Bakary Sako's strike settled an Emirates FA Cup third-round tie.

Two of the last three meetings have ended 1-1

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for our midweek clash with Wigan.

You can buy tickets here.

Albion and Wigan badges

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone will not be open for Wigan's visit on Tuesday, but will be operational on Saturday when Huddersfield Town come to The Hawthorns.

Her Game Too

Carlos Corberán and Jenny Sugarman have joined forces to dedicate upcoming fixtures - including a historic Black Country derby at The Hawthorns - to International Women’s Day (IWD) and Her Game Too. 

Sugarman’s women will host Wolves at The Hawthorns for the first time in the club’s history on Thursday, March 16 (ko 7.45pm), while Carlos Corberán’s men will dedicate their home Sky Bet Championship game against Wigan to IWD and Her Game Too. 

Wigan visit B71 the night before IWD, an annual event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, which takes place on March 8 each year.

Her Game Too are an organisation consisting of female supporters who are passionate about football and working to eradicate sexism in the industry, in the hope that women and girls of all ages feel confident and safe sharing their opinions both online and in real life without fear of sexist abuse. Albion announced a partnership with them in March 2022.

Click here to find out more information.

An image of Carlos Corberán and Jenny Sugarman together