Wigan Athletic match preview

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm




• West Ham United host Wigan Athletic at the Boleyn Ground in the Capital One Cup third round still unbeaten at home in all competitions following Kevin Nolan's late equaliser in Saturday's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Sunderland.

• Mohamed Diame could face his old club if selected and he will be hoping to emulate Hugo Rodallega, who scored against Wigan on Saturday for Fulham after also leaving the DW Stadium during the summer.

• Yossi Benayoun and Matt Jarvis both made their home debuts against Sunderland on Saturday but neither has yet to start a game at home. However, Benayoun is unavailable as he has been allowed to miss the match due it falling on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

• This is the first-ever meeting in the League Cup between the two sides and the 19th between them in all competitions.

• Fourteen goals have been scored in the previous three matches between the sides.

• West Ham United have twice reached the League Cup final, losing to West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool in 1966 and 1981 respectively. Wigan Athletic reached the final in 2006, losing 4-0 to Manchester United.

• West Ham United's clash with Wigan Athletic is one of five all Barclays Premier League ties in the Capital One Cup third round draw, the others being: Manchester City v Aston Villa, Manchester United v Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers v Reading and West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool.

• The Capital One Cup fourth-round draw will take place live on Sky Sports following Wednesday's televised clash between Manchester United and Newcastle United.

Last time out

Saturday 22 September 2012
Barclays Premier League
West Ham United 1-1 Sunderland
West Ham United: J
aaskelainen, O'Brien, Demel, Reid, Collins, Diame, Nolan, Taylor (Jarvis 57), Noble, Vaz Te (Benayoun 57), Cole (Maiga 77)
Subs not used: Henderson, Tomkins, McCartney, O'Neil
Goal: Nolan 90

Saturday 22 September 2012
Barclays Premier League
Wigan Athletic 1-2 Fulham
Wigan Athletic:
Al-Habsi, Boyce (McManaman 77), Ramis, Figueroa, Caldwell (Miyaich, 77), Watson, Beausejour, McCarthy, Gomez (Bosell, 62), Maloney, Kone
Goal: Kone 90

Previous meeting

• West Ham United's last meeting with Wigan Athletic ended in despair as the Latics fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and condemn the Hammers to relegation on 15 May 2011. Demba Ba scored a double but when Charles 'Zogbia and Conor Sammon scored within ten second-half minutes, the Hammers were seemingly on their way down. With 94 minutes on the clock 'Zogbia scored his second to preserve Wigan's Barclays Premier League status and send the Hammers into the Championship. The line-ups that day were:

Wigan Athletic: Al-Habsi, Figueroa, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Boyce, McCarthy (Moses 45), Cleverley (Sammon 45), Diame, 'Zogbia, Watson, Rodallega (McArthur 90).

West Ham United: Green, Spence, Bridge, Gabbidon, Spector (Scott Parker 61), Tomkins, Hitzlsperger, Collison (Keane 83), Ba, Piquionne (Cole 75), Hines


• West Ham United have faced Wigan Athletic just 18 times and they hold the edge, winning ten of the encounters. Wigan have won six with two ending in draws.

• West Ham United's biggest win over Wigan came in the 2003/04 season, Kevin Horlock opened the scoring after four minutes and an own goal from Jason Jarrett made it 2-0 before half-time. Marlon Harewood added a brace in the second half, scoring his second from the spot, to give the Hammers a 4-0 Division One win at the Boleyn Ground on 29 November 2003.

• Wigan's biggest win in the fixture also came at the Boleyn Ground during the following season as the Latics secured a 3-1 Championship win on 15 August 2004. Nathan Ellington scored a brace with Jason Roberts scoring in-between. Bobby Zamora pulled one back for the Hammers but it was nothing more than a consolation.

Last six meetings

(Premier League unless stated)

15 May 2011- Wigan Athletic 3-2 West Ham United
27 November 2010 - West Ham United 3-1 Wigan Athletic
24 April 2010 - West Ham United 3-2 Wigan Athletic
12 September 2009 - Wigan Athletic 1-0 West Ham United
4 March 2009 - Wigan Athletic 1-0 West Ham United
16 August 2008 - West Ham United 2-1 Wigan Athletic

Overall record v Wigan Athletic (all competitions) W 10 D 2 L 6

Ten-year record

West Ham United

2011/12 Championship 3rd (86 points - promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2010/11 Premier League 20th (33 points - relegated to Championship)
2009/10 Premier League 17th (35 points)
2008/09 Premier League 9th (51 points)
2007/08 Premier League 10th (49 points)
2006/07 Premier League 15th (41 points)
2005/06 Premier League 9th (55 points)
2004/05 Championship 6th (73 points - promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2003/04 Division One 4th (74 points)
2002/03 Premier League 18th (42 points - relegated to Division One)
2001/02 Premier League 7th (53 points)

Wigan Athletic

2011/12 Premier League 15th (43 points)
2010/11 Premier League 16th (42 points)
2009/10 Premier League 16th (36 points)
2008/09 Premier League 11th (45 points)
2007/08 Premier League 14th (40 points)
2006/07 Premier League 17th (38 points)
2005/06 Premier League 10th (51 points)
2004/05 Championship 2nd (87 points - promoted to the Premier League)
2003/04 Division One 7th (71 points)
2002/03 Division Two 1st (100 points - promoted to Division One)
2001/02 Division Two 10th (64 points)


• Tuesday's referee will be Craig Pawson.

• Pawson is from South Yorkshire and became a professional referee in 1993.

• Pawson has only taken charge of one Hammers game previously - the 1-1 npower Championship draw at Bristol City on 17 April 2012.

• Pawson will be assisted by John Busby and Mark Howes on Tuesday evening. The fourth official will be Dean Whitestone.

Team news

• Jack Collison will not play after missing the start of the season as he continues to manage his long-term knee issues.

• Andy Carroll will also be missing after suffering a hamstring injury on his debut that is likely to keep him sidelined for around six weeks.

• Israel captain Yossi Benayoun is unavailable after being granted leave by the club to mark the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

• Winger Matt Jarvis is pushing for a starting place after making two substitute appearances against Norwich City and Sunderland.

• Rob Hall, George Moncur and Matthias Fanimo all featured in the previous round against Crewe Alexandra and could again feature, as could Development Squad team-mates Raphael Spiegel, Callum Driver and Paul McCallum.

Old boys

• Mohamed Diame could face his old club. The Senegal international made 103 appearances for Wigan Athletic, scoring seven goals, over a period of three years

• Among the other players who have represented both clubs are Jimmy Bullard, Roy Carroll, Henri Camara, David Unsworth and Bill Wade.

General Information

• Tickets still remain for the Capital One Cup tie, priced £15 Adults and £8 for Kids. The following turnstiles will be open on Tuesday evening from around 6.15pm: Sir Trevor Brooking Stand: 0, 73; Alpari Stand: 9,10, 16, 17, 18, 29, 39; Bobby Moore Stand: 46, 49; East Stand: 60.

• The weather forecast for Tuesday night is for rain with a maximum temperature of 14C (58F).

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