• Roberto Martinez's side have conceded 15 Premier League goals at home this season - more than any other team in the division.
• QPR are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season with 11 goals, their joint-worst ever return after 15 games of a top-flight season.
Roberto Martinez will be without Maynor Figueroa and Gary Caldwell at the back, with both set to serve one-match suspensions. With Antolin Alcaraz still injured and Ivan Ramis unlikely to recover from a hamstring problem, Wigan’s options at the back are limited and may see them shift to a back-four for the visit of QPR, with Emmerson Boyce starting at centre-back alongside Adrian Lopez, and Jean Beausejour and Ronnie Stam playing as full-backs. There could, therefore, be a place in the midfield for James McArthur, while Jordi Gomez should keep his place with Shaun Maloney still set to miss out. If Martinez wishes to keep his preferred 3-4-3 formation, however, Boyce is expected to move into defence, with Lopez and youngster Roman Golabart afforded rare opportunities to impress.
A Al-Habsi • R Stam, E Boyce, A Lopez, J Beausejour • J McArthur, J McCarthy, D Jones • J Gomez, A Konè, F Di Santo
Harry Redknapp has revealed both Stephane Mbia and Samba Diakite have been passed fit after they were subbed off during last week’s draw with Villa. Jamie Mackie was preferred to Djibril Cisse up top last weekend and grabbed a goal; he looks favourite to start as the lone forward again, with Shaun Wright-Phillips perhaps keeping the right wing role. Robert Green could to start in goal again, with Julio Cesar struggling to recover from a groin problem.
R Green • J Bosingwa, R Nelsen, C Hill, A Traorè • S Mbia • S Wright-Phillips, S Diakite, E Granero, A Taarabt • J Mackie