After pummelling City at the DW Stadium back in October, Wigan Athletic will want to go one better than the very disappointing draw that day and hopefully we will do it at Eastlands on Monday night.
Roberto will want to get even more breathing space between us and the drop zone, especially as Hull have now given themselves a lifeline by beating Fulham, though a team with £300million worth of talent in it would not usually be the best place to get points.
Manchester City have proved over the season how good they can be, but they have also shown that they can be average at best, it depends which team turns up. They lost their home unbeaten run last week and although Adebayor will back in the attack for them, Latics will not be afraid to go to Manchester and try to play their way around them.
There has never been more than one goal scored by either team at City’s ground in the League in the past and another 1-0 win there would suit us fine. Our record is not that bad against the blues as well having won two and drawn one of our five games there.
Martinez will more than likely be without the services of Boyce and N’Zogbia unless they pass late fitness tests. The former has been struggling with back and groin problems whilst the Frenchman is finding it hard to recover from the bang on the hip he got against Villa.
Confidence is quite good in the camp after the Burnley win, our problem this season has been our consistency, N’Zogbia is a player that would have revelled in this game but if we are without him we will have to try Moses who impressed last time out.
A win would see us dent City’s fourth place aspirations, but in turn would virtually guarantee us safety and a sixth year in the Premier League. A loss wouldn’t be the end of the world it won’t affect our league position and it is not a match that we would have expected points out of.
The referee will be Stuart Attwell
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Head To Head League
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Current League Positions
|Last 8 Games||2||2||4||4||11||-7|
|Last 8 Games||3||3||2||11||8||+3|
|Games 09/10||Yellow Cards||Red Cards||Games 09/10||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
This Weekend In History
Wigan games from years gone by, click the scores for more:
|05-06||Manchester City||Eastlands Stadium||1-0||42,444|
|98-99||Bristol Rovers||Springfield Park||1-0||3,568|
|88-89||Chester City||Springfield Park||3-0||3,132|
|79-80||Port Vale||Springfield Park||3-1||4,854|
|27th March 2010|
|Bolton Wanderers||v||Manchester United|
|West Ham United||v||Stoke City|
|28th March 2010|
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