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Wigan Vs Wolves: History In The Making

Wigan Vs Wolves: History In The Making

Roberto will be looking to add to the good 2-0 win at Villa Park. A lot of Villa fans have been coming out with excuses, but there really were none as the Latics, despite an early scare, dominated the game and brushed aside a team strongly tipped for a top six finish, possibly even a top four finish, but the loss of Gareth Barry leaves a lot for Villa to be desired and their new signings are questionable to say the least. To step up from league one to the Premier League is a tall order for Fabian Delph and Habib Beye's signing is a gamble when you consider Newcastle's plight last season. How they'll do this season is up in the air but I feel they won't do as well last season.

Tuesday night promises to be a thrilling affair and the last thing the Latics want is a loss at their new stadium, the DW. Having swept aside an insipid Villa who I thought would be a lot better personally, Wolves won't be relishing a visit to the DW Stadium. I think Martinez sent out a message for teams to watch his Latics team as they will be no pushovers.

I expect Rodallega to start up front for Wigan again after an impressive first show for the Latics in a blue and white shirt as the new season began. Lets hope he doesn't get a goal drought but his goal will be one to savour for a magnificent strike that left Friedel doing a roly-poly at Villa Park. Scotland I feel will partner him and I think Wolves may find their physical presence unsettling.

Midfield saw a great first showing from particularly Hendry Thomas and Jordi Gomez whilst Michael Brown was the team's reliable engine who did very well indeed. The three points at Villa were very welcome as a tough campaign gets underway for the first few weeks but Martinez and the team will not sink into their shells and will give any team a game - hopefully even a first win against a top four side, too.

Defence were again impressive and Titus Bramble hopefully will get that England call up soon enough. Scharner, Melchiot and Figueroa were all great, too. A truly inspired performance which will have heartened a lot of Latics fans and others alike after a bit of a downer in recent weeks in terms of the transfer market but hopefully, any potential gaps can be filled before the window closes as Martinez is eager to do.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy saw his side lose 0-2 at home to West Ham. It was a painful loss for the home side as they know home form will be key to them this season. That said, West Ham are tricky customers but they themselves face a massive crisis to try and meet their debt problems.

I expect a tougher game than what some may say as McCarthy will see this as an opportunity for points on the board but I think that the pace and vision of the Latics as well as their new footballing style may be too much for Wolves and that may mean an extended wait for their first Premiership point or points. I think that Wolves could leave the newly named DW Stadium with their heads held high as I think they'll be a tough prospect but I still predict a Latics victory - six points would be very welcome at this stage of the season as we have a tough run in after but whose to say we won't get anything from the games? Stranger things have happened and with a new manager and footballing stye, we might just cause the greatest of upsets.

ROB'S PREDICTION
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Wigan 2 Wolverhampton 1

A tough game awaits Roberto Martinez in his first game in charge at the DW. However, I expect a narrow victory for the Latics and six points would be a great start for the team.

ROB'S FINAL THOUGHT
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The Villans really lived up to their reputation on Saturday as they were makers of their own demise as they couldn't find a way through the Latics barrier. However, I predict a bright future for the Latics and for the Villans though the Villans signings are a bit of a strange gamble - Martin O' Neill is a great manager though and he'll get the best out of the Villans. As for the Latics, the only way is forward.






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Writer:Robin
Date:Sunday August 16 2009
Time: 4:16PM

Comments

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Seeing as Wolves are decimated by injury I will go for a comfortable 2 or 3-0 Latics win
worbo
16/08/2009 16:19:00
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As long as its a win, Worbo!
robin
16/08/2009 16:56:00
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The Villa result is almost worthless if we can't build on it with a win against Wolves, I confidently predict another 2-0 victory for Bobby!
Sheikh_Mahand
16/08/2009 17:00:00
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alrite swansea fan in peace whats dave wheelan named the new stadium after himself.
james,jackarmy
16/08/2009 20:05:00
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Just because we create chances, doesn't mean we wont concede. 2-1 to latics.
centrelink1
17/08/2009 05:11:00
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a comfortable in would be nice but a win is a win and to have 6 points at this stage will yes be brilliant!!
wigan-latics
17/08/2009 09:56:00
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come on wigan!!
wigan-latics
18/08/2009 15:24:00
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