Wigan vs Preston preview
Last Updated: 21/04/19 2:39pm
Wigan will be without Cedric Kipre for Monday's derby with Preston after his early red card in the surprise 2-1 win at Leeds on Friday.
Kipre was sent off after just 14 minutes, but Gavin Massey's double saw Wigan come from behind to win. The defender had replaced the injured Danny Fox in the side, and Fox remains a doubt with a knee injury.
Michael Jacobs (hamstring) and Anthony Pilkington (groin) are expected to miss out once again.
Preston's injury woes show no sign of abating, with eight senior players on the sidelines. Tom Clarke, Alan Browne, Josh Harrop, Andrew Hughes, Brandon Barker, Tom Barkhuizen, and Billy Bodin all missed Friday's 4-0 win over relegated Ipswich with injury troubles, and will sit out again.
Captain Paul Gallagher shrugged off a shin injury in order to play on Friday and completed 70 minutes. Ben Pearson will complete his three-match ban.
Wigan are winless in four league matches against Preston (W0 D2 L2) since a 5-0 win in December 2004.
Preston's last away league win at Wigan came in April 2000 - they are winless in three visits since (W0 D2 L1).
Wigan have lost four of their last five league matches on Easter Monday (W1 D0 L4).
Preston have lost five of their last seven away league games in April (W2 D0 L5).
Wigan are unbeaten in their last eight home Championship games (W3 D5 L0) since losing three in a row against Derby, Birmingham, and Sheffield United.
Preston have only lost one of their last 34 away league games when scoring first (W24 D9 L1), a 2-3 defeat at Huddersfield Town in April 2017.
David Prutton predicts: 1-1 (11/2)