(differita h18.30 @ Sky Calcio 4
h20.00 @ Supercalcio)
Surprise package Newcastle continue their quest for a top-four Premier League finish at relegation-threatened Wigan this weekend. Both sides are close to the top of the form table ahead of Saturday's clash at the DW Stadium, but need maximum points for very different reasons. The Magpies have chalked up six straight wins to soar above Tottenham into the final Champions League qualification spot with four games remaining. But they could still finish fourth and miss out if Chelsea finish below them and then beat Bayern Munich in this year's Champions League final.
It is a different story for 17th-placed Wigan, whose top-flight destiny is no longer in their own hands. Roberto Martinez's men have enjoyed a stunning revival in recent weeks, with four wins in their past six matches including surprise victories against Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.
• Wigan's joint-top scorers this season are Jordi Gomez and Franco Di Santo (five league goals each). Their combined tally is fewer than Papiss Cisse (11) has managed since joining Newcastle in January.
• Yohan Cabaye has either scored or assisted six of Newcastle's last seven goals (two goals, four assists).