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Rob's Prediction: Wigan V Wolves

Rob's Prediction: Wigan V Wolves

Wigan welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the DW Stadium and this could be a relegation six pointer. Wigan are notable for doing at least one double a season - a home win and away over Wolves would boost our prospects of survival, but we're averaging a point a game which is no bad feat and I think its harsh for the tipsters to think that Roberto could get the sack so early on.

Its been a very strange start for many teams this season and like last season, looks set to throw up thrills and spills.

Wolves have had a mixed start to the season and I watched their home game last week against Villa and I thought they were unlucky as they more than matched their opponents and it was only when Ex-Wigan player Emile Heskey scored that Wolves hearts were broken.

Wigan on the other hand salvaged a deserved draw against misfiring Birmingham City. Wigan had one glorious chance to seal the win but it was not to be but still, a brilliant point for Roberto and something to build on against Wolves.

However, something tells me that the home win is going to elude Roberto Martinez's team this weekend but a point would still be a move in the right direction and that's what I think both teams will walk away with as Wigan don't seem to win very often after drawing previous games. Still, every record must be broken sometime.

ROB'S PREDICTION
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This will be a relegation six pointer possibly so both teams' minds might be in the frame of mind to play in this style. Despite the poor home form, we've played two teams who might finish in the top four, a draw against Sunderland and a freak result against Blackpool. There have been better results away from home and I think a point against Wolves would not be a disaster by any means. I expect Wigan and Wolves to draw.

Wigan 1 Wolves 1

ROB'S OTHER PREDICTIONS
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Birmingham Vs Everton - Birmingham is not an easy place to go and this weekend is the anniversary when they last lost at home, so I heard. All records must change at some stage. This is a very tough game to predict but I just wonder myself if Everton might just edge this. 0-1

Stoke City Vs Blackburn - Stoke don't win too many at home but Blackburn's recent form at the Britannia is not enviable. I expect a somewhat comfortable home win for the potters in this encounter. 2-0

Sunderland Vs Man Utd - Man Utd are without Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney - two massive losses to the Red Devils. Bruce has never won an EPL game against Sir Alex Ferguson and although that stat could come to an end, I don't think it will this weekend, but I wonder if the Black Cats might salvage a draw. 0-0

Tottenham Vs Aston Villa - This depends totally on how Tottenham play after their European exploits. They have proven a somewhat soft touch since playing in Europe. However, Villa are on the back of a good win at Wolves and confidence will be high in both camps. I think Tottenham will win this, but by a single goal. 1-0

West Brom Vs Bolton - This is a tough one but I am going to go for Roberto Di Matteo to make it three great wins in a row. Bolton aren't so wonderful on the road. However, this game will be tight as there's little between the two but I think that Peter Odamwingie might just win the bragging rights against Bolton's attacking threat.
1-0

West Ham Vs Fulham - This one for me is a draw. West Ham will be buoyed by a win over Spurs but Fulham will prove dogged opponents under Mark Hughes. I don't know if West Ham will break them down. A draw for me. 0-0

Man City Vs Newcastle - I think Man City will win this comfortably - Newcastle just don't have the players to match theirs. Eastlands has been somewhat susceptible at times but I think that Newcastle won't breach the Eastlands fortress. 2-0

Liverpool Vs Blackpool - Liverpool aren't the same team they once were. Hodgson hasn't done much to convince me that things are well at Liverpool. I think it could be a while before the ship is steadied - however, I expect that Liverpool will garner a much needed win, but I think they could be given a run for their money against Blackpool. 2-1

Chelsea Vs Arsenal - Chelsea will beat Arsenal as they are a more experienced side. I guess you could say its an example of men against boys in the greatest respect, since the majority of Arsenal's players are youngsters. However, this won't be an easy victory for Ancelotti's men and I think Chelsea will emerge victorious - but by the single goal. 1-0

ROB'S FINAL THOUGHT
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This weekend marks a break from the EPL for a fortnight in respect of the international break. Hopefully a win for Wigan and Huddersfield will set both sets of fans up nicely for a rest before the league kicks off again.



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Writer:Robin
Date:Friday October 1 2010
Time: 8:40PM

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2-1 for me Rob (fingers crossed)
worbo
02/10/2010 10:32:00
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2-0 for me lol
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