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Rob's Prediction: Man Utd V Wigan

In the past, games against Manchester United have either produced a cricket score or they have been very tight indeed. The closest we have come to getting something against Man Utd both came at the JJB and DW Stadium respectively - had it not been for the unfortunate Pascal Chimbonda's own goal or Michael Carrick's late strike, we might have been able to say we got something against Manchester United at long last - unfortunately it was not to be.

Sir Alex Ferguson is wary of Wigan as he does not know which side is going to show up but that said, I can't see his team having a problem beating us today. The script's already written with Rooney and I think he'll come on and score the goal for Man Utd which will see them close the gap on Chelsea if they win at Birmingham.

Victor Moses is a potential starter for Wigan Athletic today at Old Trafford and I think that possibly both he and Rooney could score at Old Trafford but I do think Man Utd will do enough to beat us which is unfortunate - I do believe our first points will come against them sooner rather than later but it won't be today - perhaps we'll scalp them at our place later in the year...?

ROB'S PREDICTION
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With Rooney returning, the script's written and I think this will be a tight encounter at Old Trafford. I can't see us winning today though. As long as we can put in a solid performance, that'll be enough.

Man Utd 2 Wigan 1

ROB'S OTHER PREDICTIONS
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Arsenal V Tottenham - What a mouth watering clash this is. Arsenal have been a bit poor at home of late and Tottenham will be looking to take advantage of that. I do think this is a strong test of Arsenal's mettle, but they'll come through the test with jittery nerves. 2-1

Birmingham V Chelsea - I bet Alex wished for an easier game than Chelsea - they'll be wounded and the last thing you want to do is face a wounded Chelsea. Despite Birmingham faring well against the big four in recent times, today belongs to Chelsea. 1-2

Blackpool V Wolves - Wolves have failed to keep clean sheets which is a problem for them so expect Blackpool to score a goal or two. However, Blackpool hardly set the world alight at home. 1-1

Bolton V Newcastle - Bolton are a stern side under Owen Coyle and Newcastle have one of the best away records in the league at the moment, if not the best. This'll be an intriguing clash today. 1-1

West Brom V Stoke City - WBA are wobbling and I think the wobble will continue. They need to win home games which, in fairness, they have been doing, but Stoke will be buoyed by their magnificent win over Liverpool and I expect a fraught draw. 2-2

Liverpool V West Ham - Is their no respite for West Ham? How Avram would wish he was playing someone else today. Still, Liverpool have been known for stuttering. They have been poor of late but they know what needs to be done in order to try and rise up the table - but it won't be pretty. Arsenal failed to break West Ham down - and I expect the same for Liverpool.
2-1

Blackburn V Aston Villa - Blackburn are a very difficult team to beat at home and Villa have struggled for goals. I don't think Sam will have a problem here. 1-0

Fulham V Man City - Man City blow hot and cold and it could be a very interesting game indeed. However, I think that City will shade this game. 0-1

Sunderland V Everton - Sunderland do not fare well against Everton usually at home and I cannot see much changing today and Everton will want to prove a point having lost to Arsenal. 0-1

ROB'S FINAL THOUGHT
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Wins for Wigan and Huddersfield would make the perfect weekend.




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Writer: Robin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 20 2010

Time: 11:37AM

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1-1 for me Rob (fingers crossed)
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Hope so
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