Back on the road again for the Seagulls, as they travel to Lancashire to take on an under-performing Wigan side, who sit in the relegation zone.
Wigan look set to have Reece Burke and Kyle Knoyle fit after recovering from injuries, but remain without Andy Kellett, Donervon Daniels, Reece James and Alex Gilbey. Shaun MacDonald scored in stoppage time on Tuesday against Leeds, to rescued a point for the Latics after Chris Wood’s opener in the first half; it was only their second point on the road. Will Grigg is the leading scorer for Wigan with 5, but has only found the net once in the last 7 games after 4 in his first 6 games.
Form; D, L, W, D, D, D
FACT; Wigan have won 4 of their last 5 home games against Brighton.
Brighton will be without Lewis Dunk, after his 5th booking of the season against Wolves, while Bruno and Tomer Hemed look set to shake off injuries to be available for the game. Richie Towell is back in training, while Solly March will play a near 90 minutes in the U23 game earlier in the day. Brighton had to fend of a late Wolves onslaught to claim 3 points Tuesday night, after Sam Baldock’s 5th league goal of the season; Glenn Murray is still the top Albion scorer, however, with 6.
Form; W, W, D, W, D, W
FACT; Sam Baldock has found the net in 3 consecutive games for the first time since April 2014.
Last Time We Met: WAFC - BHAFC (18/4/15);
Brighton tasted defeat last time out thanks to goals from Tim Chow and James Perch either side of Dale Stephens goal for the Seagulls.
Brighton have won 7 of the 14 meetings between the 2, while Wigan have claimed victory 6 times. There has been no draw since the first meeting between the sides back in 1987, and the home team has scored in every game but 1 (WAFC 0-1 BHAFC – Nov 2013). Brighton have scored in 11 off the 14 games, while 37 goals have been scored in the 14 games.
Bruno, Duffy, Goldson, Bong;
Knockaert, Sidwell, Norwood, Murphy;
Wigan 1-2 Brighton