Wigan v West Brom, Saturday 15:00
Following their surprise win at White Hart Lane last weekend, Wigan welcomed high flying West Brom to the DW Stadium. Last week’s win over a lacklustre Tottenham moved Roberto Martinez’s side up to 13th in the table, joining Liverpool on 11 points.
James McCarthy had his running boots on last time out against Tottenham, the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index having clocked him at an impressive 22.10 mph.]
In 10 appearances, Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley have made a staggering 32 and 27 clearances respectively, the two highest in the league this season according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.
Combined the defenders also have 100 interceptions to their names and both are yet to receive a booking.
Shaun Maloney was Wigan’s biggest grafter against Tottenham last time out covering 6.45 miles. Last week’s game was the 4th time Maloney has covered the most ground in a game for Wigan this season.
Ali Al Habsi is second only to Mark Schwarzer for successful saves according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. The Wigan stopper has made 62 saves, compared to 64 by Schwarzer and 55 by West Brom keeper Ben Foster.
West Brom have concerns over the fitness of star keeper Ben Foster. However following Monday night’s win over Southampton West Brom find themselves in fifth.
A Peter Odemwingie brace gave West Brom the points against Southampton. He now has 3 goals in 7 appearances a
Zoltan Gera covered the most ground for West Brom against Southampton, running for 6.32 miles.