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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
16:00 24th April 2015

MATCH PREVIEW: Wigan Athletic v Wolves

Overview
Wolves travel to the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on Wigan in their 45th fixture of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship season.  

The Latics are currently 23rd in the table and have struggled to find form of late, winning just one of their last six games.   

However, Gary Caldwell's side defeated Brighton 2-1 in their last outing at the DW Stadium. Tim Chow headed the hosts into an early lead but Wigan were pegged back after the break when Dale Stephens levelled for the Seagulls.

James Perch secured a vital three points for the Latics with minutes to spare, netting from a matter of yards to keep Wigan's survival hopes alive.

Wolves enter Saturday's game three points outside the play-off positions and in indifferent form, having taken ten points from a possible 18.

Their last outing saw the side share a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town at Molineux. Richard Stearman's unfortunate first half own goal left Wolves trailing at the break.

Benik Afobe fired the home side level early in the second half but Wolves couldn't find a decisive winning goal and were forced to settle for a point.  

Depending on results elsewhere, victory over Wigan could move Wolves to level points with the league's play-off positions with one fixture left to play.

Wolves last visited Wigan in May 2012 and fell to a 3-2 defeat. Early and late goals from Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher respectively were not enough for the visitors as a Franco Di Santo goal and an Emmerson Boyce brace sealed the Latics' victory.

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Team News
Wigan Athletic
Grant Holt and Emyr Huws remain the only absentees from Wigan's squad as Gary Galdwell has a virtually fully fit team to choose from.

Wolves

A question mark was placed on Bakary Sako earlier this week but the winger has been cleared to play on Saturday.

After missing last weekend's game, Tomasz Kuszczak has recovered from his injury and is available for selection at Wigan.

Danny Batth (foot) picked up a stress fracture against Ipswich Town and will be out of action for three months so will not be involved at the DW Stadium.

Carl Ikeme (knee) has suffered a minor injury and will not feature against Wigan but the goalkeeper could return before the end of the season.

Tommy Rowe (foot) is the only player unavailable going into this weekend but the versatile midfielder nears a return.

Pre Match Views

Gary Caldwell

Kenny Jackett

Odds
Wigan Athletic:
19/10 Draw: 23/10 Wolves: 7/5
Sky Bet have Wolves as slight favourites going into Saturday's game but believe there is nothing to choose between the two sides.

To place a bet on Saturday's game or any other football match across the country, sign up for a Sky Bet account via Wolves' official link.

(Odds subject to change)

Coverage
If you can't make the game on Saturday you can follow the action through live commentary on Wolves Player, minute-by-minute text updates on Wolves' official Twitter account or via the Live Matchday Blog. 

Make sure to keep an eye on the official website and the Wolves YouTube account for all post-match reaction and match highlights.