Premier League: Wigan v Everton match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the DW stadium
Everton head to Wigan as the second-placed team in the Premier League, having claimed four victories and one draw in their opening six matches.
It has been an uncharacteristically good start for Everton under manager David Moyes and they have also been unusually dangerous in the forward third with Marouane Fellaini (three goals) and Victor Anichebe (two) impressing up front.
With a creative and exciting midfield of Kevin Mirallas, Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman providing goal-scoring opportunities, Moyes' team have been pulling teams apart and they will fancy themselves at Wigan, who have conceded 11 goals this season.
Wigan are one of the six-worst defensive sides in the Premier
League but manager Roberto Martinez will hope the likely return of
Paraguayan defender Antolin Alcaraz may help shore-up his defence.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Wigan 1 (Neville OG) Everton 1 (Anichebe), Premier League, February 2012
Everton 3 (Jagielka, Vellios, Drenthe) Wigan 1 (Di Santo), Premier League, September 2011
Wigan 1 (N’Zogbia) Everton 1 (Baines), Premier League, April 2011
Everton's position of second is their highest at the beginning of October since occupying the same spot during the 1978-79 season.
Everton have won seven of the 14 league meetings between the two sides.
Wigan have conceded at least two goals in their last four home matches in the Premier League.
Wigan to win: 3.80
Everton to win: 2.00
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