Wigan vs Tottenham Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 27, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM BST;
Venue: The DW Stadium — Wigan.
The Latics are still looking for their great escape. Last year Roberto Martinez’s team made a good run of four wins in five matches and avoided the relegation. The Spurs are in need of points too, as they are fighting for the Champions League ticket. Both teams need some points if they want to achieve their goals.
Wigan sits 18th in the Premier League with 31 points from 33 games, having 8 wins, 7 draws and 18 losses so far this season. The Latics are 3 points behind 17th-plcaed Aston Villa and safety zone and also have a game in hand. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses from last five games. Last five home matches the Latics have finishe with 2 losses, 1 draw and 2 wins. Wigan have to start gaining points, if they want to survive. Last weekend they lost 2-0 to West Ham.
Tottenham goes 5th in the EPL table with 61 points from 33 games, winning 18, drawing 7 and losing 8 so far this season. The Spurs are 1 point behind 4th-placed Chelsea and 2 points behind 3rd-placeed Arsenal. It is a really hard fight for the Champions League places between Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham. Their recent form has seen 2 draws, 1 loss and 2 wins from last five games in all competitions. Last five away matches the Spurs have finished with 2 wins and 3 losses. The Spurs got important 3 points at home to Manchester City last weekend.
Antolin Alcaraz hasn’t recovered from a hamstring injury. Roberto Martinez still can’t count on long term absence centre-back Ivan Ramis due to anterior cruciate ligament. Ben Watson remains sidelined after broken leg, but have resumed training.
Jermain Defoe has recovered and could play instead of Emmanuel Adebayor. Head coach Andre Villas-Boas can count on Aaron Lennon, but only on the substitutes’ bench. Clint Dempsey will continue on the right. William Gallas with calf injury and Younes Kaboul with thigh problem remain sidelined.
Wigan line-up: Robles, Scharner, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, Gomez, McCarthy, Beausejour, McManaman, Kone, Maloney.
Last three matches:
West Ham 2 – Wigan Athletic 0;
Manchester City FC 1 – Wigan Athletic 0;
Millwall 0 – Wigan Athletic 2.
Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Parker, Dembele, Dempsey, Bale, Sigurdsson, Defoe.
Last three matches:
Tottenham 3 – Manchester City FC 1;
Basel 2 – Tottenham 2;
Tottenham 2 – Everton 2.