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PREVIEW: Wigan Athletic vs. Southampton: Start time, team news, stats, how to watch the FA Cup quarter-final on TV and online

All the information you need to know as Southampton visit Wigan at the DW Stadium in the FA Cup quarter-final.

Wigan Athletic v Southampton - The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Key Information:

Date/time: 18/3/2018, 13:30 (UK), 08:30 ET, 05:30 PT (USA)

Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan, UK

Official: TBC

TV: BBC One (UK), Fox Sports 2 (USA) and check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

Streaming: BBC Sport (UK), Fox Sports (USA)

Radio: BBC Radio 5 Live (UK)


Team line-ups:

Wigan Athletic:

Southampton:


Stats Zone (via BBC Sport):

Head-to-head

  • This is only the fourth ever meeting between Wigan and Southampton and the second in the FA Cup - the Saints won 3-0 in a fourth round match in January 1986, with current Wigan boss Paul Cook playing for the club that day.
  • The last meeting between these two sides finished in a 2-2 draw in a Premier League fixture in 2013.

Wigan

  • Wigan have already eliminated three Premier League teams this season in Bournemouth, West Ham and Manchester City - the last team from outside the top flight to eliminate four in a season were West Ham in 1979-80, with the Hammers winning the FA Cup that year.
  • The Latics have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals on three previous occasions and progressed twice, eliminating Premier League teams each time - Everton in 2012-13 and Manchester City in 2013-14.
  • Since they were relegated from the Premier League in 2012-13, Wigan have won six FA Cup ties against top-flight opposition, double the total of any other non-Premier League side in that time.
  • Will Grigg has scored seven FA Cup goals, including four goals against top-flight opposition. No player from the first round onwards has scored more.
  • They have lost just twice in their last 23 matches in all competitions (W14, D7).
  • Winger Michael Jacobs has scored three goals in his last four appearances in all competitions.

Southampton

  • Southampton are playing in their first FA Cup quarter-final since 2004-05, when they lost to Manchester United.
  • Saints have progressed from 18 of their last 19 FA Cup ties against lower league sides - their only defeat in that run was against Bristol Rovers in February 2008.
  • They haven’t lost an away FA Cup tie since a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland in 2014.
  • Their 3-0 defeat to Newcastle last weekend was their first away loss in seven matches in all competitions (W3, D3).
  • Record signing Guido Carrillo is yet to score for Southampton in eight appearances.

Betting Odds:

Bet 365: Wigan: 16/5 - Draw: 5/2 - Southampton: 1/1

Bet Victor: Wigan: 16/5 - Draw: 12/5 - Southampton: 1/1