There are three games to go and Wigan Athletic goes to a ground where they would very much like to come away with their non-losing record intact, a win could well take a lot of pressure off.

This could well be a huge weekend for Latics, who will want to bounce back from the disappointing draw with Everton at the weekend.

I know it is unlikely, but if Latics do produce the performance they are capable off, get a fair rub of the green with the ref and a bit of luck (three things that have deserted us this season), we could very well go to Villa Park and get a win.

Historically it has been a good ground for us and as Villa have now crossed that 40 point line they will feel safe now. There will be a few more twists and turns yet though and so we need to capitalise on the games we play in.

Martinez will be sweating a bit on the fitness of both N’Zogbia and Diame for this game; both have had solid games recently and so would be missed. The rest of the team have trained as usual this week and reports are that spirits are high.

Six years ago, almost to the day, we beat Reading 3-1 at the JJB to gain our promotion to the top flight, a similar result this weekend could go a long way to seeing we stay there for a seventh season. The Fat Lady isn’t singing yet guys, so for those are going…. make some noise and get behind the lads.

Looking forward to next week’s game against West Ham, please remember that the ‘Empty Seats’ will be playing before the game and that there is a members ‘do’ after the game with hot pot, past and present players, entertainment and prizes. Costs are (£2.50 per WASC Member, full details at


Head To Head League

Home 1 1 4 6 12
Away 3 2 0 7 1
Total 4 3 4 13 13

For all previous results between Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa Click Here

Current League Positions

Pld W D L F A GD Pts Pos
Aston Villa 35 10 11 14 44 57 -13 41 13th
Wigan Athletic 35 7 14 14 35 58 -23 35 18th

This Weekend In History

Wigan games from this week in years gone by, click the scores for more:

2005 Reading JJB Stadium 3-1 19,662
1999 Chesterfield Town Springfield Town 3-1 5,858
1985 Preston North End Deepdale 5-2 4,875
1982 Mansfield Town Springfield Park 3-1 8,517


Saturday 7th May 2011

Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland
Everton v Manchester City
Newcastle United v Birmingham City
West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers
Tottenham Hotspur v Blackpool

Sunday 8th May 2011

Wolves v West Brom
Stoke City v Arsenal
Manchester United v Chelsea

Monday 9th May 2011

Fulham v Liverpool

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