Plymouth Argyle vs Wigan Athletic preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Plymouth's Frank Nouble (Left) battles with Wigan's Tom James for the ball, when the two sides last met earlier this season. Photo by Chris Donnelly/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Plymouth Argyle and Wigan Athletic will meet in League One on Tuesday evening, with Plymouth looking to get back to winning ways and Wigan aiming to break out of the relegation zone.

The Pilgrims currently sit comfortably in mid-table in 14th position, and manager Ryan Lowe will seek to avoid a third straight defeat going into the match.

On the other hand, Wigan find themselves second from bottom in the division, but only one point behind Swindon Town in the last spot outside the relegation places. The Latics will be buoyed by the confident 3-0 victory over Milton Keynes Dons at the weekend as they aim to secure their place in League One for next season.

  • Team news

Ryan Lowe has the benefit of no fresh injury concerns for his Plymouth side going into the game. Sam Woods will continue to be unavailable through suspension, as he'll be serving the second match of a three-match ban for a red card earned during the 2-0 loss to Northampton Town.

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Wigan will be without defender Scott Wootton, due to the defender being unable to face his parent club, having joined from Plymouth on loan in January. This means George Johnston could be switched from midfield to fill that gap, with Dan Gardner or Alex Perry potentially coming in to replace him.

Lee Evans could also be set for a return to training after a long spell out with a knee injury.

  • Predicted lineups

Plymouth (potential 3-5-2): Cooper - Aimson, Opoku, Watts - Edwards, Reeves, Fonsah, Mayor, Grant - Jephcott, Ennis.

Wigan Athletic (potential 4-2-3-1): Jones - Darikwa, Johnston, Tilt, Robinson - Ojo, Gardner - Massey, Lang, Solomon-Otabor - Dodoo.

  • Form guide

After impressively defeating high-flying Lincoln City in a brilliant 4-3 game at the end of February, Plymouth have since dented their outside hopes of challenging for the play-offs by falling to two successive defeats at Northampton Town and Doncaster Rovers. With a return to Home Park in midweek, they'll be hoping to amend those results with a worthy performance.

Leam Richardson will be aiming for his Wigan side to build on their assured victory over MK Dons, as they made it two wins in five matches at the weekend. The Latics have slowly been garnering points in the last month, and will have the extra motivation to push on now that they are only one point adrift of safety.

  • Ones to watch

Conor Grant may be the one to watch for Plymouth. The midfielder has provided a great creative outlet for the Pilgrims, and has contributed ten assists this season. That's twice more than any other player in the squad for the Devon side.

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Meanwhile, Callum Lang will be the one to watch for Wigan. Since being recalled from his loan at Motherwell the striker has had a big impact, scoring six goals and helping his side to important wins over Bristol Rovers and Milton Keynes Dons.

  • Previous meetings

The last time the sides met was in the reverse fixture earlier this season, when they fought out a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium back in October. Ryan Hardie's first half effort for Plymouth was later cancelled out by a header from Wigan substitute Will Keane that day.

In the overall head-to-head record the outcomes have been fairly even, with Plymouth's nine wins just edging out Wigan's eight victories. There have also been four occasions where the teams have shared the spoils.

  • How to watch

The game has not been selected for TV coverage in the UK, but an iFollow pass can be purchased for £10 via either club’s website to stream the game live.

Kick-off is scheduled for 19:00 GMT

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