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Wolverhampton Wanderers V Wigan Athletic

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are managed by Mick McCarthy. So far, like Wigan, Wolves have either been good value or otherwise abject. However, they have chalked up some decent wins and other results along the way and make no mistake, this is a true test of Roberto Martinez's mettle.

Wolves have got some dangerous players but by far, their most impressive player is Nenad Milijas. He has scored some great goals this year. Kevin Doyle and Sylvan Ebanks Blake are threats, too, but have been inconsistent - something which is true of the team as well. At home, they have been far from inspirational and that may yet prove to be their downfall and ultimate relegation from the Premier League - there's no doubting Wolverhampton are a decent side, but do they have enough? I'm undecided, but they do have the capability to survive.

Wigan, like Wolves, have faired so slightly worse. Both teams are on 19 points so a win here for either side would ease any worries about relegation - for now. However, this is going to be such a tense game for all involved. I just feel that the intensity of the game might produce the expected result for me.

Earlier in the week, Steve Gohouri and Gary Caldwell signed respectively to bolster the defence for Wigan. They may get their chance to prove their worth at the weekend and they will need to be at their very best to repel the undoubted threat Wolves pose. Unfortunate that Wigan always seem to leak goals at the moment, so lets hope the defence restructuring has an impact and the team has a significant boost from the signings made recently.

WOLVES: PLAYER TO WATCH: NENAD MILIJAS
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This guy can be either a great player or mediocre - lets hope he's the last option on the weekend and he's off the boil, but if he isn't, Wigan will need to be cautious.

WIGAN: PLAYER TO WATCH: HUGO RODALLEGA
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Rodders is a player who blows hot and cold but when he's on fire, he's inspirational. More of the same against Wolves please. He'll need to be at his very best to ensure that the Latics walk away from this game with something

ROBIN'S FINAL THOUGHT
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Will the signing of Gohouri and Caldwell bolster Wigan's defence? Here's hoping.

ROB'S PREDICTION
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This one could go either way in honesty as there's not a lot between the two clubs. Both have so much to play for and a win for either side would pretty much ensure a worryless tenure for either club for a short period. The enormity of the game tells me that I think it will end in a draw. Both teams are capable of hurting each other at Molineux but I just have a feeling the Latics will get something.

Wolves 1 Wigan 1

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Writer:Robin
Date:Thursday January 14 2010
Time: 7:25PM

Comments

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i go for a 3-1 win to the latics. rodders, n'zogbia, and finally will scotland score
TheBigDane
14/01/2010 20:26:00
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That'd be a great weekend, TheBigDane!
robin
14/01/2010 20:43:00
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I'm going for Wolves 0-2 Latics and like TheBigDane I think Scotland will score
worbo
14/01/2010 23:07:00
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