Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Rob's Prediction: Wigan V Blackburn

Rob's Prediction: Wigan V Blackburn

I think that this game is very difficult to predict. It has been a sad time for Dave Whelan lately and it will be an emotional encounter for Wigan at Ewood Park. With the news he is going to sell the club and John Benson sadly passing, these are testing times for the owner of Wigan Athletic.

Whelan has a connection to Blackburn and he will be eager to get a good result at Ewood Park in order to make things a bit brighter for himself and also to help the team to restore their form after a poor result at Fulham.

Its been a very interesting week for Wigan Athletic, with the news that Dave Whelan is selling the club so it will be interesting to see which way the club will go. It was also a very sad week with John Benson dying and everyone's thoughts will be with his family and also with everyone associated with Mr. Benson.

In respect of the game, I expect a closely fought affair and Roberto Martinez has asked for a more ruthless streak from Wigan after their lifeless performance against Fulham in which they didn't really turn up and it ended a good away form streak.

Unfortunately for Wigan, Blackburn's home record against Wigan is very good indeed and they have not yet lost to Wigan at home - not many teams leave Ewood with all three points either.


I think this will be a difficult weekend for Wigan and Blackburn will come out of this game with a much needed win which will propel them away from the danger zone. Will Franco Di Santo
play? The script's already written but I think Blackburn will win this game comfortably.

Blackburn 2 Wigan 0


Bolton V Tottenham - Bolton Vs. Tottenham is a very feisty treat indeed. However Spurs have a dismal record at the Reebok and I don't think Spurs are strong enough to be turned over by Bolton but I think they could get a point. Bolton 1-1 Tottenham

Birmingham V West Ham - Well this is a game that both sides really need to win - I think both sides will flirt with relegation this season but I suspect Birmingham more than West Ham - the hammers have shown signs of improvement and I just think the bubble is beginning to burst slightly for McLeish. I think both sides will be OK but Birmingham are in for a fight to stay in this league. Birmingham 0-1 West Ham United

Blackpool V Everton - Blackpool got a good and well deserved win against West Brom in which two men were sent off and was a typical feisty battle. I can't see Everton enjoying their trip to the seaside, but I can see them emerging with all three points. Blackpool 0-1 Everton

Fulham V Aston Villa - Fulham got a deserved win against Wigan Athletic a week ago which is painful to say but nevertheless, Fulham and Aston Villa are both very good sides and I think that Villa will win but this is a difficult game to predict. Fulham 0-1 Aston Villa

Man Utd V Wolves - I'm sorry but this is a no-brainer. Man Utd at Old Trafford are a fortress rarely breached and Wolves will find it tough. They put in a creditable display on their last visit but Man Utd will run away with this - not emphatically, but comfortably. Man Utd 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sunderland V Stoke City - Sunderland are a very difficult side to beat at home but Stoke are resilient and they've had some very difficult results of late. Sunderland got hammered 5-1 at Newcastle and will be eager to put on a show in front of their own fans, but it won't be enough.
Sunderland 1 Stoke 1

Arsenal V Newcastle - This won't be an easy game for the Gunners but I think that they have far too much about them to let Newcastle worry them. Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0

WBA V Man City - WBA have beaten Man City earlier in the season and Mancini really needs to win this game. WBA will put up a fight but it won't be enough to overcome Manchester City - why are Man City so inconsistent with the players and the resources they have? The difference between them and Chelsea is that Chelsea have a team who have gelled and City haven't. Nevertheless, I expect Mancini's men to get back on track here - they simply have to. West Brom 1-3 Man City

Liverpool V Chelsea - Oh dear, they don't come much bigger than this and Liverpool have hardly set the world alight, have they!? That's why its easy to see a Chelsea victory here and I think they'll beat Liverpool fairly comfortably. I see Chelsea scoring two in the first half and Liverpool setting up a nervy finale. If Chelsea win this game, it will be a massive stride towards a second title. Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea

Until next time from your favourite pundit, Vital Rob!


Despite my thoughts on the game, I am hoping for a Wigan win and also a Huddersfield win. I am still more than confident that Wigan will avoid relegation this season and we will once again prove the pundits wrong and nothing would give me greater pleasure.

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

Date:Friday November 5 2010
Time: 9:15PM


I would have to agree with the win prediction for Blackburn considering the fixture's history, but occasionally, only occasionally history doesn't always repeat itself where football is concerned! Here's hoping...c'mon Latics!!!
05/11/2010 22:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Any Previous? - Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic

The Latics travel to South Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City for a bottom of the table Championship game.

Michael Jacobs Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Brighton

Michael Jacobs has been voted the Vital Latics man of the match for his performance in last Saturday's defeat against Brighton at the DW Stadium

PWU Latics Podcast - Gary Caldwell Sacked!

The big news this week is Latics boss Gary Caldwell getting the chop after a poor start to the new campaign, just 2 wins in the first 14 games was enough for Sharpey to wield the axe

After Game Player Interviews Explained

Scientific researchers have discovered that a tendency for professional footballers to overuse the words 'um' 'ah' and 'err' in post game press interviews...

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Big Game Winners?
Suggested By: Vinny Tan
Cardiff City25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 28 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

2.Get a Grip!290
5.Barry W114
7.jeffs right84
Vital Football Comment