Wigan vs Swansea Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 7, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: The DW Stadium — Wigan.
The Latics still dream for 16th place with a win over out-of form Swans. Roberto Martinez’s men can climb out of the relegation zone with a victory, while the Welsh club will be looking for a first win last seven EPL matches. Wigan needs a win over Swansea to get hopes on salvation ahead of the FA Cup final.
Wigan sits 18th in the EPL table with 35 points from 35 games, having 9 wins, 8 draws and 18 defeats so far this season. The Latics are just 3 points behind Newcastle, Norwich, and Sunderland and could hope on survival. Their present form has seen 2 defeats, 1 draw and 2 wins from last five games. Last fiver home matches the Latics have finished with 1 loss, 2 wins and 2 draws. Wigan are hoping for their Great Escape after the weekend’s great comeback 3-2 win over WBA. They know they need as many points as they can get from the last 3 fixtures.
Swansea goes 9th in the league table with 43 points from 35 games, winning 10, drawing 13 and losing 12 so far this season. The Swans have been in strange form since they won Capital One cup. Their present form has seen 2 losses and 3 draws from last five games. Last five away matches the Swans have finished with 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. Swansea drew 0-0 at home with Man City.
Wigan head coach Roberto Martinez probably will not make too many changes from the squad that played against West Brom. James McArthur could start instead of Jordi Gomez after scoring the equalizing goal. Roger Espinoza could replace Jean Beausejour due to his hamstring injury. Antolin Alcaraz and Gary Caldwell could be in contention to play.
Head coach Michael Laudrup will play without top goal forward Michu cause of hamstring injury. Their star man will be replaced by Luke Moore. Left-back Neil Taylor will start on the bench as he continues his comeback from a long term injury.
Wigan line-up: Joel, Stam, Boyce, Scharner, Espinoza, McCarthy, McArthur, Watson, McManaman, Kone, Maloney.
Last three matches:
West Bromwich Albion 2 – Wigan Athletic 3;
Wigan Athletic 2 – Tottenham 2;
West Ham 2 – Wigan Athletic 0.
Swansea line-up: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Ki, Dyer, De Guzman, Hernandez, Moore.
Last three matches:
Swansea City 0 – Manchester City 0;
28 Apr 2013 Chelsea FC 2 – Swansea City 0;
20 Apr 2013 Swansea City 0 – Southampton 0.