Wigan meet Oldham at the DW Stadium on Saturday, with both sides needing three points for very contrasting reasons.

Wigan are currently 3rd in the League One table, just one point from an automatic promotion place. Oldham find themselves 23rd, six points from safety.


Wigan are on their best run of the season, and unbeaten in eight. They haven’t suffered a defeat since the 12th December.

It’s polar opposites for these two clubs, as Oldham only have one win to their name since the end of October. Manager John Sheridan has said his side need nine wins to beat the drop.

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Player News:

Wigan are expected to name an unchanged squad from their victory at Sheffield United. Loanee Conor McAleny is expected to keep his place following his goal and impressive performance in that match,

Oldham have a fully fit squad to choose from for this match, and are also expected to name an unchanged side to the team which beat Shrewsbury 1-0 in their last match.

Key Players:

Will Grigg (Wigan) – The striker is the top goal scorer for Wigan this season with 11 goals. A cool character on and off the ball, Grigg has the ability to score past any defence in League One. Oldham have one of the poorest defences in the league, so don’t be surprised if Grigg bags a few.

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Dominic Poleon (Oldham) – In what’s been a bleak season for Oldham, Poleon has arguably been the standout. A well known name at this level, if his side are to pull of the great escape, Poleon will have to up his goal tally.

Our Prediction:

Wigan are on a great run of form, Oldham are in no form at all. Straight forward win for the home side. Wigan 4-0 Oldham.

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