Brighton can virtually secure their place in next season’s Premier League with a win against a Wigan side desperate for the 3 points too, as they fight to save themselves from relegation.
Wigan have a huge injury list for the visit to Brighton with Alex Gilbey, Omar Boyle, Wigg Grigg, Reece James, Andy Kellett, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Donavan Daniels all out injured. Wigan came from 2-0 down to secure a 3-2 victory last time out against Barnsley; Adam Armstrong and Ryan Kent gave the visitors the advantage, before substitute Nick Powell scored an 11 minute hat-trick to help claim a valuable 3 points. Grigg is the leading scorer for the Latics with 7 goals this season.
Form; L, L, L, L, W, W
FACT; Wigan have won 1 of their 11 games against the current top 7, losing their last 5 matches.
Brighton have no fresh injury concerns other than known absentees Sam Baldock, Connor Goldson and Shane Duffy; Solly March is expected to recover from his knock picked up on Friday. The Seagulls won 2-0 away at Wolves last time out, thanks to a brace from Anthony Knockaert. Glenn Murray is the leading Albion scorer this season with 21 goals; Knockaert now has
Form; W, L, W, W, W, W
FACT; Brighton have accumulated 51 home league points this season; they have been promoted in each of their 5 seasons they’ve amassed 51 or more points.
Last Time We Met: WAFC - BHAFC (22/10/16);
Brighton claimed victory at the DW Stadium thanks to a superb strike from Dale Stephens.
Brighton have won 8 of the 15 previous meetings between the 2 sides, with Wigan winning 6; the only draw coming in the first ever meeting between the sides. Wigan have lost 5 of their 7 trips to Brighton, although they have won 2 of the last 3. Brighton have scored at least once in the last 6 games against Wigan.
Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Bong;
Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Skalak;
Brighton 2-0 Wigan