UK time is: 17:48:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wigan V Sunderland - The Claw War

Wigan visit the Stadium of Light in the hope that they can arrest a winless streak and pick up 3 valuable points and if you look at the history between the sides, you get the feeling that Latics might do favourably today, but they are up against an impressive Sunderland side who have lost some of their bite ahead of today's vital clash.

One player who mightily impresses me is Djibril Cisse and he will be a dangerous predatory player so Titus Bramble will need to make sure his pockets are empty and put Cisse in it. Kenwynne Jones is also a very lively player, very comparable to Cisse so Titus will need to keep his other pocket empty, too, so he can take two trophies home with him.

This is a big day for Wigan's new signing Cho and he has impressed Steve Bruce very much - whether he'll make it into the starting eleven is anyone's guess but I predict a bench start for Cho today but he has admirable qualities says Stevie Bruce. I look forward to seeing Cho in action. Lets hope he can emulate Man Utd's player, Ji Sung Park and we can honestly say then we have a player on our hands.

Hot head Lee Cattermole is out for a while so Cho might start but I fancy a back four of Melchiot, Bramble, Boyce and Figueroa. In midfield, I fancy Valencia, Scharner, Brown and N'Zogbia. Up front, I'd go with Mido and Rodallega. Zaki has dried up but I just have a sneaky feeling it will be Zaki and Mido and Zaki will end his drought. Just a thought.

This is a massive game for Sunderland so the real question is will pressure get to them? I don't think it will so Latics are in for a tough game today and other teams have found the Stadium Of Light a difficult place to go to.

ROB'S PREDICTION
================

Sunderland 1 Wigan 1 - Just fancy Wigan to snatch something from this game as the Cats don't have a great record against Wigan and like us, are without some vital players. It will affect the way they play so this may fall into Latics hands.

WIGAN: PLAYER TO WATCH: AMR ZAKI
================================

If Zaki plays (he will I think), then I think he might just oust his drought with a pivotal goal for the Latics but the table is so tight anything can happen now to any team. The Latics have a double to do yet and I think we'll be absolutely fine (fingers crossed).

SUNDERLAND: PLAYER TO WATCH: DJIBRIL CISSE
==========================================

This guy is a real threat and a quality player - an excellent Sunderland acquisition. Ricky has done a good job with Sunderland and I fancy them to finish the season comfortably. Its other teams I worry about beating the drop.

ROB'S FINAL THOUGHT
===================

I can't see Wigan being drawn into the dog fight for relegation and I think one more win will see us through. Add to that some points elsewhere and we should be home dry soon.




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



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools

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

The Journalist

Writer: Robin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 14 2009

Time: 10:17AM

Your Comments

1-1 sounds sort of a fair prediction but, I fancy a sneaky little 0-1 away win.
worbo
1-1 sounds sort of a fair prediction but, I fancy a sneaky little 0-1 away win.
worbo
indeed an away win should be the order of the day here.
bluemooner_mcfc
indeed an away win should be the order of the day here.
bluemooner_mcfc
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

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)

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 175
2. loudmouthblue 115
3. russialatic 96
4. Thorpyness 94
5. hindleymonwafc 92
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 62
8. Lazysid 61
9. Whittleblue 58
10. SwindonLatic 57

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

Karanka confident of team
Middlesbrough : 24/10/2014 17:39:00
Brighton v Rotherham (Preview)
Brighton : 24/10/2014 16:57:00
Ball Supports Symons
Fulham : 24/10/2014 16:40:00
Fulham v Charlton - It`s On The TV!
Fulham : 24/10/2014 16:32:00
There Is No Place Like Home
Ipswich : 24/10/2014 16:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Millwall
Suggested By:  Roy Cropper
Scott Carson 6%
James Tavernier 42%
Ivan Ramis 2%
Leon Barnett 0%
Maynor Figueroa 11%
William Kvist 2%
Adam Forshaw 8%
Shaun Maloney 5%
James McClean 2%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 20%
Oriol Riera 2%