Wigan received its first defeat with Maloney on the bench, snapping a four-game unbeaten run. They completely changed their image with Maloney and their hope for survival is still alive. Long-term absences are Magennis (25/1), Kerr (16/0), and Cousins (10/0). Birmingham struggled at home against Luton and lost by 0:1. They are in a series of 4 defeats in a row, and coach Eustace have key absence like Trusty (33/4), Deeney (31/7), Sanderson (30/1), Bielik (24/1), Bellingham (14/0), and Khadra (3/1). This is a really important match for Wigan, against one of their direct rivals for salvation, and will give their best to get back on the positive results.