Wigan’s busy schedule has seen them placed at equal odds with Charlton to pick up the three points on Sunday whilst Watford look to continue their promotion push with a win at Brighton on Monday night.
Wigan have been busy trying to cope with all the pressures of competing in Europe but The Latics will still need to do a professional job against a struggling Charlton Athletic.
Although Wigan are languishing down at the bottom of the table, the reigning FA Cup champions could climb into the playoff spots should they win their 3 games in hand.
The biggest boost that Owen Coyle has received so far is that winger James McClean is available to play after the FA rescinded the red card that he was given last week against Blackpool.
Although McClean will be making an appearance, Shaun Maloney has now been ruled out for the rest of the season after the Scottish midfielder opted to have surgery on his hip injury.
Charlton also find themselves at the bottom of the table just two points above the relegation zone however they do have a game in hand which could help rise further into the midfield pack should they win both games.
The Addicks will be pleased to recall club captain Johnnie Jackson to the squad after his injury problems and French striker Yann Kermorgant could also return for the Championship side.
Despite two of their main protagonists returning to the squad, Charlton will still be without Leon Cort and Chris Solly who are struggling with knee injuries.
Meanwhile, Monday night’s clash will see Brighton try and get their season back on track with a win against Watford at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton have really struggled this season and last year’s playoff contenders find themselves at least six points behind sixth placed Nottingham Forest in the early goings.
The Seagulls continues to see his injury problems grow with winger Kazenga LuaLua out for the next two months with a knee injury extending their injury list to a staggering 7 players.
Watford are keeping themselves in the playoff picture early on in the season with The Hornets just one place off the playoff spots going into Monday’s clash.
Gianfranco Zola will be pleased to see several of their main stars return for the trip down to the South Coast with Almen Abdi, Troy Deeney and Ikechi Anya all returning from injury meanwhile David Faraoni is also back from a one-game suspension.
With several teams such as Wigan still having games in hand, it means that the likes of Watford and Brighton need to get good results now if they want to ensure that they are in the race for the playoffs at the end of the season.