After Manchester United secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Southampton on Wednesday night, Sir Alex Ferguson said that Mauricio Pochettino’s side were the best team to have tested United at Old Trafford this season. And although it may take a while for Saints fans to adjust to the arrival of Pochettino, it seems the players have reacted well.
With a tough opener against Everton yielding a draw and then the trip to Old Trafford, it is likely the Spaniard will have had one eye on this fixture, with Wigan just below Southampton in the relegation places.
The Latics have just one win in the league from 11, but there were signs that Roberto Martinez was starting to work his magic again during the week, when his side turned around a 2-0 deficit against Stoke to come away from the Britannia with a point.
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Southampton 0 Wigan 2 (Di Santo, Kone), Premier LEague, August, 2012
Southampton 3 Wigan 0, FA Cup, January, 1986
Wigan haven’t won in their last six games at the DW Stadium.
Southampton’s loss at Old Trafford was their first in seven league games, however there were five draws in the sequence.
Other than Manchester United, Wigan are the only Premier League team not to draw a game 0-0 this season.
Southampton have only lost two of their previous seven Premier League away games.
Wigan to win: 2.6
Southampton to win: 3.45
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