Preview: Millwall vs. Wigan Athletic

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Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Millwall and Wigan Athletic.

Wigan Athletic will be looking to reach the FA Cup final for the first time in the club's history when they take on Millwall in Saturday's semi-final at Wembley.

Roberto Martinez's Latics, who are appearing in the last four for the first time, defeated Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park in the last round.

Wigan are currently in the Premier League relegation zone, but they are unbeaten in their last four games, winning three of them.

Millwall, who reached the final of this competition in 2004, saw off Blackburn Rovers in their quarter-final replay thanks to Danny Shittu's goal.

Kenny Jackett's Championship outfit come into the match having not won in their last three games, but the Lions will be hoping to upset the odds against their top-flight opponents.

Martinez could name the same Wigan side which started their 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers last weekend, which would see Arouna Kone retain his place as the lone striker.

Millwall are likely to make changes to the side which lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, with Liam Trotter and James Henry in contention to start, while on-loan striker Jermaine Easter is cup-tied.

Recent form

Millwall: LWWDDL

Wigan: LWLWWD

Possible starting lineups

Millwall: Forde; Dunne, Shittu, St Ledger, Lowry; Beevers, Trotter, Chaplow, Henry; Keogh, Hulse

Wigan: Robles; Alcaraz, Boyce, Scharner, Figueroa; McCarthy, Maloney, Gomez, Beausejour, McManaman; Kone

Sports Mole says: 1-2

Alan Dunne on August 4, 2012
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