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Latics travel to Huddersfield

I preview Wigan's next league encounter when they travel across the Pennines to face Mark Robins' Huddersfield Town.

Laurence Griffiths

Last time out, it was a Nick Powell super strike that seperated the sides as Wigan ran out 2-1 winners under Owen Coyle after Leon Barnett gave the Latics' the lead 20 minnutes in, Oliver Norwood's effort found the net via Ryan Shotton on the stroke of half time to equalize but Jordi Gomez played in Powell and the Manchester United loanee dispatched a fiery shot past Alex Smithies into the corner to give Wigan the win.

Wigan find themselves in 10th and 7 points off the play-offs but the two games in hand they have on 3 of the top 6 will give Uwe Rosler's side hope of reaching the play-offs whilst Mark Robins' side find themselves in a comfortable 14th 6 points behind the Latics. Latics also won last time at the John Smith's Stadium when goals from Callum McManaman, Jordi Gomez, Arouna Kone and James McArthur advanced Wigan into the quarter final of the FA Cup beating Town 4-1. Wigan will be favourites for the tie as Uwe Rosler's men have only lost once in the league since the German took over, Wigan are unbeaten in 6 winning 4 but are struggling for goals as Wigan haven't been able to find the net in their last two away games.

Huddersfield Town have lost their last 4 in all competitions but have won their last 2 games at home and will be looking to make it 3 straight wins at home. Huddersfield have proven hard to beat at home this season having only lost one of their last five at the John Smith's Stadium but after that crushing 5-1 defeat away to Leeds United will it be a 5th straight defeat for The Town?

Team News:

Huddersfield- Top Scorer James Vaughan faces a late fitness test due to a knee problem, Andy Hammill and Jonathan Hogg also could return to thee side after a swollen knee and hip problem respectively.

Wigan- Leicester loanee Martyn Waghorn could be in line to make his debut but other new boy Markus Holgersson is out with a virus whilst Ivan Ramis is a doubt.

This could prove potentially difficult for Wigan and know they will have to play well if they are going to pick up the three points, Wigan's clinical finishing last year in the cup proved the key but with Wigan's lack of attacking threat could this prove the turning point?

Odds: (Paddy Power)

Huddersfield - 15/8

Draw - 9/4

Wigan - 7/5 (fav)

Anthony's pick- Wigan ht 1-0/ Wigan ft 3-1 - 70/1