Roberto Martinez claims Wigan's current standing at the foot of the table makes life 'easier' for them than their fellow basement dwellers.
The Latics find themselves propping up the Premier League table after going eight games without a win.
They are now five points adrift of safety and seemingly destined to remain locked in a relegation dogfight for the rest of the season.
Martinez, though, says that entering each passing fixture knowing that things can only get better could work in Wigan's favour.
He is also pleased to have seen the club come through some of their more testing games, with plenty of points set to be up for grabs in clashes with those in and around them.
"The position we are in is an easier position than anyone else," said Martinez.
"We've played Spurs and Manchester City twice so we've only got two games left against top-four sides.
"We have nothing to lose from now on. We feel strongly that we control our own destiny, even though we are bottom.
"We have the quality and the experience to survive."
Wigan's survival bid is set to be handed a timely boost by the return of Mohamed Diame from Africa Cup of Nations duty with Senegal.
"He's like a new signing," said Martinez.
"We never expected him back until the end of February, so to get him for the next three games is a real bonus."