Premier League Preview for West Brom v Wigan along with Predictions for the matches on week 36 of the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
West Brom have been playing like a team that knows they are safe and have become complacent with that. They did get a great win away at Southampton last weekend and this could be a big boost for them.
Wigan has the FA Cup Final coming up next weekend against Manchester City and players could be concerned about that and have it affect their play.
With the way that these two teams have been playing lately, predicting a score for this game is difficult. West Brom has been very inconsistent the second half of the season and has thrown away plenty of matches that they really should have won. Too many times they have just not shown up and looked like they were out of ideas.
In many ways this same thing could be said of Wigan, except extending through the entirety of the season. They need to get wins, this match included. They are sitting in the final relegation place in 18th with 32 points. They do still have a chance to get out of the drop zone, but with each match they draw or lose, they slip farther and farther away from this target. This might be the year that Martinez is not able to keep them up.
My prediction is for a draw. West Brom has shown some recent signs of returning to form and they do have the players capable of going out and winning games. On the other side Wigan have a massive FA Cup Final coming up and there will be players thinking about this. For some players they will be thinking that the FA Cup is their chance at silverware and it might keep them from going too hard in this weekend’s Premier League match.
West Brom (W, D, L, L, D, W) 2 – 2 Wigan (W, W, D, L, L, D)
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