Can Wigan pull off another shock when they host Premier League strugglers Southampton? Opta delivers their statistical verdict.
"This is only the fourth ever meeting between Wigan and Southampton and the second in the FA Cup – the Saints won 3-0 in a fourth round match in January 1986, with current Wigan boss Paul Cook playing for Wigan that day."
Southampton are 2.111/10 to win.
This is only the fourth ever meeting between Wigan and Southampton and the second in the FA Cup - the Saints won 3-0 in a fourth round match in January 1986, with current Wigan boss Paul Cook playing for Wigan that day. Southampton are 2.111/10 to win.
Southampton are playing in their first FA Cup quarter-final since 2004/05, when they lost to Manchester United. You can lay Southampton at 2.1411/10.
They reached the final the last time they progressed beyond the quarter-final stage, doing so in 2002/03. Southampton are 4.67/2 to reach the final.
The Latics have already eliminated three top-flight teams this season (Bournemouth, West Ham and Man City) - the last team from outside the top-flight to eliminate four in a season were West Ham in 1979/80, with the Hammers winning the FA Cup that year. Wigan are 4.1 to win.
Saints have progressed from 18 of their last 19 FA Cup ties against sides from a lower division - their only defeat in that run was against Bristol Rovers in February 2008. Southampton are 1.625/8 in the To Qualify market.
Wigan have reached the FA Cup quarter-final three times previously and progressed twice, eliminating Premier League teams both times (Everton in 2012/13 and Man City in 2013/14). They are 2.3411/8 to make the semi-finals.
Will Grigg has scored more goals than any other player in the FA Cup this season (7), including four goals against Premier League opposition. Grigg is 3.7511/4 to score.
Since they were relegated from the Premier League in 2012/13, Wigan have won six FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition, double the total of any other non-Premier League side in that time. Wigan are 2.915/8 Draw No Bet.
Indeed, those six Wigan eliminations of Premier League opposition make up 22% (6 of 27) of the total wins by non-Premier League sides against Premier League opposition since the 2013/14 season. Wigan are 1.875/6 Double Chance.