The less said about what happened before the international break the better. So I’ll just say this, disaster, famine, war, Deepdale. Although in truth the international break didn’t exactly go to plan for the Latics either.
As a team with only two senior international players who rarely start for their respective countries, often getting a few minutes at the end, the international break should be ideal. Lo and behold though, as Will Grigg managed to play all of ten minutes of his substitute appearance against Austria before holding the dreaded hamstring. The international break should, however, have given defender Dan Burn enough time for a full recovery and he will surely be in line for his first start to the season. Wigan will also be without the suspended Darron Gibson, after his red in the game that shall not be named.
Up next at the DW is the visit of West Brom and with the horror show that is Wigan’s away form, the pressure is mounting to pick up maximum points at home, even against West Brom. Who are second in the league. And haven’t lost in the league since august. Easy. That being said, Wigan haven’t lost a home game all season so it could be a bit of a cracker.
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Prediction Wigan 1-3 West Brom
This could be the biggest threat to our unbeaten home run yet, as the Baggies are one of the in-form sides in the league and the likes of Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle are scoring goals at will, the latter having bagged in four of his last five league games. On the other hand, Wigan’s goals seemed to have dried up after a lucrative start. The Latics will definitely be looking to a solid defensive performance and a piece of Nick Powell magic if they have any hope of retaining the unbeaten start at the DW.