The Championship outfit opened their campaign with a fairly forgettable goalless draw against Zulte Waregem, but Maribor are still looking for their first points after losing 5-2 to Rubin Kazan.
The meeting in England will be the first time that the two sides have clashed in a European competition. Maribor have previously faced English opposition on four separate occasions, but are yet to record a win, suffering three defeats in the process.
Maribor are certainly the more experienced side at this level of football having reached the group stages of the competition for the fourth time, but they are yet to progress from the group stages. Wigan, who secured their spot in the Europa League by winning the English FA Cup last season, are in their first European campaign.
The home side have made a fairly lacklustre start to life in the second tier of English football with 11 points from their eight matches leaving them in 13th position. On the other hand, Maribor currently top the leading division in Slovenia with 23 points from their 11 matches thus far.
Maribor, meanwhile, are expected to have Brazilian striker Marcos Tavares leading their line. Nusmir Fajic, who scored in their defeat to Rubin in their opening group match, is also set to start in attack.
Possible starting lineups
Wigan: Carson; Shotton, Rogne, Perch, Barnett; Watson, Gomez, McArthur; McClean, Fortune, McManaman
Maribor: Handanovic; Rajcevic, Mejac, Trajikovski, Cvijanovic; Mezga, Mertelj, Filipovic, Mendy; Tavares, Fajic
Sports Mole says: 1-1