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Wigan
vs.
Southampton

DW Stadium

2nd February 2013

3pm

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.

Vital Quotes:

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

Ref Watch:

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.

Match Prediction:

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

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Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 12:48PM

Comments

0
We'd certainly be very happy with that scoreline :)
wilfster
01/02/2013 13:28:00
0
Very true but this is not an easy game to call. Tempted to go for 1-2.
sfc4ghg
01/02/2013 17:22:00
0
Lallana returning will be a big boost for us. Maybe Forren starting at the back as well.
VSrednwhite
01/02/2013 19:53:00
0
Tight, but 2-1 is my feeling today.
Vital Saint
01/02/2013 22:20:00
0
A lot may depend on team selection as to how we play and prosper.
SFC Forever
02/02/2013 00:11:00
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