Saturday, October 6
Kick-off: 15.00 BST.
TV: Highlights BBC1 Match of the Day.
Wigan (Possible, 4-3-3): Al Habsi; Boyce, Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa;
McArthur, McCarthy, Beausejour; Maloney, Kone, Gomez.
Tests: Alcaraz (groin), Fyvie (ankle).
Everton (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Coleman, Heitinga, Jagielka,
Baines; Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic.
Out: Gibson (thigh), Hibbert (calf).
Test: Naismith (calf).
Referee: Kevin Friend. Matches: 3. R1 Y7.
Wigan have Jordi Gomez available for the visit of Everton after the midfielder won his appeal against his sending off last week.
The Spaniard won a claim for wrongful dismissal after receiving a red card early in the second half of the loss against Sunderland and will now not serve a three-match ban.
Defender Antolin Alcaraz is more likely to return to action against Swansea in a fortnight while midfielder Fraser Fyvie is doubtful.
Meanwhile, Everton manager David Moyes will monitor the condition of Steven Naismith ahead of the trip to the DW Stadium.
Naismith, who missed last weekend's 3-1 victory over Southampton, has been training but Moyes is wary of rushing the forward back into action too soon.
The manager has also confirmed that defender Tony Hibbert and midfielder Darron Gibson will once again not feature.
The corresponding fixture in February offered David Moyes the treat of handing two players a debut in the same game.
The arrivals of Nikica Jelavic and Stephen Pienaar helped Everton to a typically strong second half of the season and they have continued that form into this one.
While Everton have equalled their best start to a Premier League campaign, this is Wigan’s worst.
The hosts have also won just one in their last 13 against Everton.
Betting: Home 13-5, Away 21-20, Draw 12-5.
Stat of the game: Striker Victor Anichebe has scored in 20 games for Everton, in all competitions, and has never been on the losing side.
Si Hughes’ prediction: Wigan Athletic 1 Everton 2.