Wigan v Saints Preview
2nd February 2013
Saints travel north for their first ever league meeting at the home of Wigan Athletic.
In the reverse fixture Wigan beat Saints 2-0 and did so playing the football that they are renowned for.
Currently they sit 3 points below us hovering just above the relegation zone on goal difference.
Wigan have shown that on their day they are a match for just about every side in the league. They always tend to be a threat going forward and if we are to stand a chance of defeating them, keeping their strike force of Di Santo and Espinoza at bay may be key.
Wigan Team News:
Paul Scharner has returned on loan and could start. Arouna Kone is still playing in the Africa Nations Cup and will be missing.
Player to watch: Franco Di Santo
Franco Di Santo could prove to be a thorn in our side and is one of those our defence will need to watch.
Southampton Team News:
Adam Lallana returning will be a huge boost. Fonte is still out and Guly do Prado has joined him on the side lines.
Player to watch: Adam Lallana
Adam could ignite a Saints charge with his skill and scoring ability.
Match Facts & Stats
Andre Marriner will referee Saturday`s game, he will be assisted by Mr D Cann and Mr S C Richards. Mark Clattenburg is the fourth official.
A game which both teams need to win but I am hoping for a reversal of form from the clash at St Mary's, 1-3