Wigan Athletic sides have always had decent shows against Manchester City and Roberto Martinez will hope we can continue our progression against his namesake this weekend.

Latics seem to be getting their act together after a disastrous start to the campaign, the performances against Spurs and Sunderland have at least showed that the defence isn’t quite as bad as first suspected.

Alcaraz has certainly stamped his place and found his feet and when Caldwell returns, which should be in a couple of weeks, Bobby will have a full squad to choose from at the back.

Our visitors are having an indifferent time of it at the moment in the league and the pressure is piling on Mancini who needs to start getting results after spending a fortune to build his team. This pressure looks as though it is translating to the pitch through the players and every game sees that pressure grow.

We have had a decent amount of success against City since entering the top flight and as we seem to do better against the better teams in the league it could well be another good day for us on Sunday.

It would be really nice to see Boselli break his duck as he is putting in decent performances without the results at the moment. The miss against Sunderland will hopefully be the spur to help him get that illusive first goal and hopefully many more after that.

City will want to continue where they left off on Thursday night after a great win in Europe, but the DW Stadium has always been a hard place for them and this Sunday will be no different.

The league is a very close one at the moment with just the usual suspects making moves, the rest of the league is wide open and a win can jump us several places. I reckon we can grab a decent win and put some much needed points on the board.

Head To Head League

  W D L F A
Home 3 2 1 12 7
Away 2 1 3 2 5
Total 5 3 4 14 12

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Current League Positions

  Pld W D L F A GD Pts Pos
Manchester City 4 1 2 1 4 2 +2 5 8th
Wigan Athletic 4 1 1 2 2 11 -9 4 17th

This Weekend In History

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

03-04 Watford JJB STADIUM 1-0 9,211
98-99 Macclesfield Town Springfield Park 2-0 3,849
81-82 Northampton Town Springfield Park 3-1 3,996
79-80 Hartlepool United Springfield Park 2-1 4,877


18th September 2010
Stoke City v West Ham United
Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers
Blackburn Rovers v Fulham
Everton v Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur v Wolves
West Brom v Birmingham City
Sunderland v Arsenal
19th September 2010
Manchester united v Liverpool
Chelsea v Blackpool

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