Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

West Ham V Wigan

West Ham V Wigan

Wigan are going to make the long trip down south to take on London based club West Ham. Thus far, Wigan's warm up for the season has been a reasonable one picking up some decent results, others not so decent but these games are not always easy as has been evidenced by other EPL teams falling to 'lowly' opposition.

Still, Wigan travel to West Ham with very much optimism following good results in their pre-season and they will be buoyed by the battle they performed to stay in the EPL last season. Wigan have proved that under Steve Bruce, there is a team that are no walkovers and Alan Curbishley is only too aware that Wigan will do all they can to once more cause an upset at Upton Park.

Sometimes you get some funny results on the first day of the season but I can't see any funny results here. Its going to be a very hard game - West Ham, despite my reservations, are a strong team but Latics have proven they fear nobody under Bruce and as Bruce is best remembered for his defensive stratagem, Wigan will be defending their honour at Upton Park where they remain unbeaten since their promotion to the Premier League.

However Wigan have some fresh injury concerns to worry about but hopefully these will be resolved before the season starts. The good news is Amr Zaki WILL play in this game and he will be the main threat up front as his finishing is next to nothing in terms of potency. Add to that a sterling defence and the battling midfield, West Ham may or may not know what's hit them.

Wigan remain the bogey team for West Ham at Upton Park and its not a game that Curbishley will be looking forward to but fresh legs aplenty for the new season, with points to prove, I feel that ultimately both teams will cancel each other out and both managers will have to settle for a very hard earned point and a great start for Wigan and a mediocre one for West Ham.

Rob's Prediction: West Ham 1 Wigan 1

Its going to be another draw at Upton Park -Wigan remain unbeaten there and although there's a first time for everything, somehow the stats suggest that West Ham will not be enough to overpower Wigan at home. A good point earned for Wigan against a tough West Ham outfit.

Don't forget to join me next time for the match preview for Wigan v Chelsea folks.

Why not have your say on the message boards and see if you agree with my prediction?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Robin
Date:Tuesday August 5 2008
Time: 7:03PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Comments

0
West Ham 1 Wigan 1 - Wigan to upset the party at Upton Park!!! GO WIGAN!!!
robin
05/08/2008 19:11:00
0
West Ham 1-2 Wigan. im expecting us to snatch it at the end..another last minute goal for Zaki perhaps?
Rabeem
05/08/2008 19:15:00
0
Wouldn't be surprised with a Wigan win but then again West Ham might spring a surprise of their own... Hope Not. I'm sticking with my gut insticts of a draw which would be a good result. Chelsea is the real challenge.
robin
05/08/2008 19:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Nathan Byrne Joins The Latics From Wolves

Wigan Athletic are set to announce the signing of Wolves wing back Nathan Byrne for a fee believed to be around the £400,000 mark

Sam Morsy Makes International Debut For Egypt

Wigan Athletic midfield man Sam Morsy made his international debut last night for Egypt in a friendly against Guinea which ended 1-1.

Reece Burke Joins The Latics On Season Long Loan Deal

The Latics have announced the loan signing of West Ham United centre back Reece Burke who joins the Latics for the full season

Wigan Athletic - Two Due In Today?

It's all happening down at Euxton as the Latics prepare to finalise some signings before the frantic pandemonium of the last day of the summer transfer window is upon us

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match v QPR?
Suggested By: Billy Bragg
Jake Buxton10%
Stephen Warnock81%
Michael Jacobs9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W218
2.scotdave174
3.Whittleblue149
4.Moonay134
5.Ihaventaclue83
6.walgarthjohn70
7.hindleymonwafc68
8.SwindonLatic66
9.russialatic56
10.TRUE BELIEVER56