Wigan v Swansea preview and team news

This week could prove pivotal in the history of Wigan Athletic.

A win against Swansea would take them out of the relegation zone on goal difference at least, and level on points with Newcastle, with just two games remaining.

If that wasn’t enough to concentrate on, they play Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Sunday, and a win there would earn the latics their first ever major trophy, however Roberto Martinez believes that premier league survival is just as impressive.

“If we stay up, it would be like winning the title,” said the Spaniard, who is hoping that last Saturday’s heroics over West Brom will have given his side some winning momentum.

“We have worked really hard for two months to get in the position where, with two weeks of the season left, we are still involved in two competitions,” he added.

Swansea visit the DW stadium with nothing left to play for, having assured survival and having claimed Capital One Cup success in March.

However since then, they have failed to win in their last seven games, but Michael Laudrup is still confident in his side.

But manager Michael Laudrup remains upbeat about his side: “I have to be pleased. One more win should now see us finish in the top half and that would be a fantastic achievement.”

Team News: Wigan Athletic are likely to be without Jean Beausejour after the midfielder injured a hamstring in Saturday’s win over West Brom.

Maynor Figueroa is out for the season with a groin injury but Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring) is close to fitness.

Swansea’s top scorer Michu is likely to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

Prediction: Wigan are the escape artists, look for yet another Houdini like escape tonight, Wigan to win 2-0 is 7/1 with Boylesports.com

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