Premier League: West Ham v Wigan Athletic match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Upton Park
Friday 19 April 2013
Wigan will want to complete a hat trick of victories over West Ham this season as they look to climb out of the relegation zone when they travel to Upton Park on Saturday.
The Latics will face a West Ham side who have taken six points from their last four games, including draws against Liverpool and Manchester United, with striker Andy Carroll in form with three goals in the four games and a bruising performance on Wednesday against the champions elect.
Wigan, who are 17th, can put pressure on Aston Villa who are three points above them (although Wigan have a game in hand) and play Manchester United on Monday. Roberto Martinez's side will need to continue the form that saw them push Manchester City at the Etihad where a late winner cost them a point.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Wigan 2 (Ivan Ramis, James Mcarthur) West Ham 1 (James Tomkins) Premier League, October 2012
West Ham 1 (Maiga) Wigan 4 (Boselli 2, Ramis, Gomez) Capital One Cup, September 2012
Wigan 3 (N’Zogbia 2, Sammon) West Ham 2 (Demba Ba) Premier League, May 2011
In 19 matches between West Ham and Wigan there have been only two draws, one at each sides' ground.
Both sides score more than a goal a game on average in this fixture. West Ham score 1.53 goals a game and Wigan score 1.42.
West Ham’s biggest win over Wigan was 4-0, the first match played between the two sides when they met in the second tier in 2003.
Wigan’s biggest win was in September at the start of this season in the League Cup when they won 4-1.
Wigan will contest the FA Cup final against Manchester City next month, but no team has ever won the cup and been relegated in the same season.
West Ham to win: 2.34
Wigan to win: 3.35
TV: Highlights on BBC1 match of the day at 10.30pm
Latest in Sport
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs posts bizarre video of his Miami holiday being invaded by an iguana
Raheem Sterling to Manchester City: Winger to report for Liverpool training on Monday but Reds braced for third City bid this week
Women's World Cup 2015: England secure third place as they beat Germany in extra time with penalty by Fara Williams
Toby Alderweireld to Tottenham: Atletico Madrid 'accept £11m bid' as Spurs beat Southampton to defender
Alexis Sanchez 'will miss start of Arsenal season' after Chile go all the way in Copa America
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture