Latics head to Walsall as the race for promotion to the Sky Bet Championship continues.
- Match Preview: Walsall v Wigan Athletic.
- All of the key information ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash at the Banks's Stadium, as Paul Cook's Latics look to secure back-to-back wins.
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WALSALL v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018
KICK OFF 7.45PM
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Latics head to the Banks's Stadium looking for back-to-back victories in Sky Bet League One following their stoppage time victory at Bradford City last Wednesday, but they'll be up against yet another tough test, with Walsall buoyant after the appointment of former player Dean Keates as manager.
The former Wrexham boss has yet to lead his team out in League One, with the Saddlers' scheduled match against Latics re-arranged from last Saturday due to Paul Cook's side's involvement in the Emirates FA Cup quarter final against Southampton.
Latics have the opportunity to close the gap on league leaders Blackburn Rovers to two points, whilst Walsall will be looking to turn around back-to-back defeats and ease their relegation fears.
Latics will be without captain Samy Morsy for the trip to Walsall, with the 26-year-old part of the Egypt national team squad for friendlies against Portugal and Greece.
Nick Powell recovered from his hamstring tweak last Wednesday to appear as a substitute against Southampton in the FA Cup, and looks ready to be involved again this week, with Cook and his management team having a fully fit squad to choose from.
Walsall's only complaint remains Joe Edwards, who is a long-term absentee due to an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury.
LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE
Walsall – LLWLL, 3 points, 4 scored, 9 conceded
Latics - LWDDW, 8 points, 7 scored, 7 conceded
HOME AND AWAY
Walsall at home – 7 wins, 6 draws, 5 defeats, 26 scored, 24 conceded - WDWDDDDLLWWDLWWWLL
Latics on the road – 11 wins, 2 draw, 3 defeats, 36 scored, 14 conceded – WWLWLWDWWWWWWLDW
LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE
Walsall – Erhun Oztumer 14, Joe Edwards 7, Amadou Bakayoko & Tyler Roberts 5
Latics – Nick Powell 12, Will Grigg 11, Michael Jacobs 9
Michael Jacobs added to his tally against Bradford City and is now one goal away from a career half century.
League: Latics 15 wins, Walsall 9 wins, 7 draws – scored 45, conceded 34
Latics’ away record: 5 wins, 4 draws, 6 defeats – scored 16, conceded 23