Roberto Mancini and City will be endeavoring to look more impressive than they did against Chelsea on the weekend. Yes they got a point on the road, but that was a terrible match. Anyway, Mario Balotelli gets the start up front for City, his first start since early November against West Ham. Yaya Touré will play higher up in the midfield, with Javi Garcia in a deeper role alongside Gareth Barry.
Just a couple changes for Roberto Martinez's Wigan side from their win over Reading. Adrian Lopez takes over for Iván Ramis in the central defense, while Franco Di Santo replaces Shaun Maloney in the midfield.