UK time is: 10:26:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rob's Prediction - Wigan Vs Man Utd

WIGAN v MANCHESTER UNITED

Whatever happens Sunday, we're safe so I'm not too concerned about the outcome but it would be so nice to get something against United.

We haven't achieved this yet, despite coming close on one or two occasions, most notably at home where we were defeated 2-1 after a heavily fortuitous own goal which still rings very unpleasantly in the memory.

Today, though, we are safe so the players will go out, not with a care-free attitude thinking we are safe, but they'll want to give Man Utd as good a game as possible if only to preserve their pride.

Wigan are unbeaten in several home matches now and when we played teams like Arsenal, I thought 'no chance' but we salvaged a point with an excellent, committed performance.

Its true, so many unsung heroes in the squad like Eric Black said but now, their recognition is heightening which is also a good thing.

Lets hope I tempt fate again by saying this but I don't think that we'll get a result against United.

Whether they're playing for something or not, their squad does have to be begrudgingly admired and with Cristiano Ronaldo, whose a one-man team all by himself, our defence are going to have a hard time containing him, but its also the likes of Rooney and Tevez that have to be subdued.

With that in mind, it could be a fairly predictable result.

That aside, though, Steve Bruce hails from Manchester United and is gifted with his knowledge of defence which has helped the Latics vitally this season with several assured performances.

He will try and read the game as best as he can and what might happen and put the team he feels onto the pitch that can cope with Manchester United.

All said and done, though, I really do hope we give United a hard time and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to get a good result against them and send them with their tails between their legs all the way back to Manchester.

It will happen one day, but not today I don't think but if it doesn't, we can move on to the Summer break, look forward to transfers and other events which unfold and play football in the Premier League next season.

ROB'S PREDICTION: WIGAN 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 3

Wigan's home form has been impressive of late as we've taken some good results against high flying teams, but Manchester United are a very tough opposition and I think that this could be a goal fest, but unfortunately it will be for United, but in truth, we've little left to play for except pride and although it'd be wonderful to get something against Manchester United, I can't see that happening, but I'm sure the lads won't be nervous knowing Premier League safety is secured and they will give it their all.

Its sad to end on such a negative prediction, but wonderful to know we'll be in the Premier League next season.

See you all again soon for another season of Rob's Predictions.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Robin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 7 2008

Time: 9:22PM

Your Comments

I am afraid to say Rob you've got this one wrong...mystic worbo goes 1-1 and the title going to West London
worbo
Come on Rob, 0-3???? I like your prediction better, worbo! ;)
Fan of Blues
Hope your team is not as Wimpy as you. Else, we're fried !
ZeeNut
0-3. Great. Just the optimism and hope I was looking for. Thanks Rob. Worbo, we'll be hoping your crystal ball prediction is true!
chelseaforever
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

The Bag Had It - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Millwall 0 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Millwall (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Is This The One? - Latics v Millwall (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 169
2. loudmouthblue 110
3. russialatic 96
4. Thorpyness 91
5. hindleymonwafc 85
6. Pauvre Jean 75
7. riddy 54
8. SwindonLatic 54
9. Whittleblue 54
10. Lazysid 53

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Huddersfield 13 4 4 5 -6 16
17. Reading 13 4 3 6 -8 15
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11

Breaking League News

Twitter Poll: No To Coyle
Birmingham : 23/10/2014 10:07:00
Birmingham Open Rowett Talks
Birmingham : 23/10/2014 10:00:00
Defensive loan targets - Part 1
Reading : 23/10/2014 10:00:00
Crosby Wants Birmingham Hot Seat
Birmingham : 23/10/2014 09:53:00
Did Neil Really Do Much Wrong Against Leeds?
Norwich : 23/10/2014 09:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Millwall
Suggested By:  Roy Cropper
Scott Carson 5%
James Tavernier 33%
Ivan Ramis 5%
Leon Barnett 0%
Maynor Figueroa 16%
William Kvist 5%
Adam Forshaw 16%
Shaun Maloney 5%
James McClean 5%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 5%
Oriol Riera 5%