Burton Albion vs Wigan Athletic preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Betty the Burton Albion mascot on the pitch during the Sky Bet League One match between Burton Albion and Wigan Athletic at Pirelli Stadium on April 19, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wigan Athletic will travel to The Pirelli Stadium in one of two late League One kick-offs tonight, in hopes of stretching their lead at the top of the table at the expense of 17th placed Burton Albion.

The Latics come into the match having won four out of their last five games, facing hosts who have just one win in their last five showings.

The Brewers will be boosted by their favourable home form, suffering just one defeat in their last five games at The Pirelli, and will be hoping that form will lean into their favour against strong opposition tonight.

Team news

Jonny Smith will be the only main omission for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side, as he was confirmed to be injured for the rest of the season by assistant manager Dino Maamria yesterday.

Maamria also confirmed that midfielder Adlene Guedioura had left the club by mutual consent, citing personal reasons as the cause.

Leam Richardson is expected to have a full squad at his disposal, but may choose to deploy Graeme Shinnie's energy into a side that won at Lincoln City just three days ago.

Predicted lineups

Burton: Kovar, Hughes, Brayford, Oshilaja, Hamer, Mancienne, Borthwick-Jackson, Kokolo, Powell, Saydee, Chapman

Wigan: Amos, Kerr, Whatmough, Watts, Darikwa, Power, Naylor, Bennett, Keane, Lang, Magennis

Ones to watch

Oumar Niasse

Burton Albion have failed to score in any of their last three games. The last time they did, shock free-transfer Niasse scored twice in a 3-2 win over Fleetwood. With Burtons form in need of a kick, Niasse may well be eyeing up a chance to impress here.

Will Keane

Wigan are the heavy favourites for tonight's contest, and with four goals in his last five games, it would be wise to expect the former Manchester United man to come up big here again.

Previous meetings

The last time these two sides faced off was way back in October, where James McClean and Curtis Tilt scored for The Latics in a 2-0 win over 10-man Burton, who had Jonny Smith sent off.

How to watch

The game will not be shown on national television, but willing viewers can purchase a streaming pass via both clubs websites to view their coverage of the game.

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