Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Rob's Prediction: Everton V Wigan

Rob's Prediction: Everton V Wigan

Wigan have lost six of seven games in which they have played Everton so it is time for that statistic to change and I'm not so sure it will at Goodison Park today, I'm sorry to say, though I hope it does. Also, I must say that I think that survival may now ultimately elude Roberto Martinez and the Latics which is a great shame since the club is so honest in its principles and has done so well the time it has been in the top flight.

Nevertheless, Wigan travel to Everton in the hope of recording a win and whilst I don't think its beyond them, the history books are against Wigan and I think today, David Moyes will get a timely filip in his quest to climb the table and it will be another sorry saturday for the Wigan faithful.

Everton have injury worries in the shape of Louis Saha who has been confirmed to be a major injury worry which means Ayiegbeni Yakubu might take his place - not good news for Wigan fans as Yakubu has a decent return against Wigan but his prowess in front of goal has a lot to be desired and then there is hotshot Jermaine Beckford who will have to be watched closely if he is to play today.

There is good news on the Wigan front - Hugo Rodallega returns and he has been described as being hungry to make it up to the Wigan fans and I think he might cause Everton something to think about today - I wouldn't be surprised to see hot-shot Rodallega stun the home side but I just can't see it.

History says a tight game and I think too Everton will just win this today.

ROB'S PREDICTION
================

Are the Latics going to get a win anytime soon? Despite a good performance against Stoke, only wins are going to keep you in this league and with the current formation of the table, the omens are not good and a loss at Goodison Park will set the alarm bells ringing at Wigan and I see a narrow win for David Moyes' Everton today.
Everton FC 2-1 Wigan Athietic

ROB'S OTHER PREDICTIONS
=======================

Aston Villa V West Brom - Its time for West Brom to change their fortunes against Villa - 0 wins against the Midlands outfit tells its own story. I see a narrow home win. 2-1

Fulham V Sunderland - Fulham are on shaky ground and this is a must win game for them. Sunderland are so-so on their travels. Draw. 1-1

Stoke City V Blackpool - This is going to be a bruising encounter. Stoke could make Europe, make no qualms about it. Blackpool are in a good position too. Draw. 1-1

West Ham V Man City - The hammers need to keep the momentum going and City can take a hit here and there. Its a tough one this one but again, its a draw which would be a decent enough point for the hammers. 1-1

Newcastle V Liverpool - New manager syndrome, Liverpool average on the road. I see a narrow away win despite the appointment of Alan Pardew as manager. 0-1

Bolton V Blackburn - I think Blackburn will win this game as they have an excellent record at the Reebok Stadium and Sam Allardyce is returning to his former club. A tasy encounter beckons. 1-2

Wolves V Birmingham - Wolves need to win to have any chance of staying in England's top flight tier. Birmingham prove tough opposition though. I think that perhaps Wolves might nick it, though in honesty, this is the type of game in where ANYTHING can happen. 1-0

Tottenham V Chelsea - Oh dear, they don't come much tastier than this. Tottenham have a poor record against Chelsea. I think Ancelotti's men will battle to a significant victory despite their recent problems. 0-1

Man Utd V Arsenal - I think Arsenal have more to prove than Man Utd do. It'll be a feisty encounter but I suspect an away win on this Monday night. 0-1

ROB'S FINAL THOUGHT
===================

Wins for Wigan and Huddersfield should make the perfect weekend. C'mon Latics!






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

Writer:Robin
Date:Saturday December 11 2010
Time: 2:13PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Latics Announce Season Long Loan Deal For Kyle Knoyle

Wigan Athletic have announced a new signing, coming on a season long loan from Premier League club West Ham United is 19 year old right back Kyle Knoyle

Sobering Memories Of Latics In Belgium

Back in the autumn of 2013 the Latics set off on a little European adventure as they competed in the Europa League following our FA cup final win the previous spring

Jordan Flores Pens New Deal At The Latics

Wigan Athletic have announced that 20 year old midfielder, Wigan born and Latics supporting Jordan Flores has signed a new one year deal with the club

Flamed Grigg Hamburger - No Thanks - Will Is A Latic

Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg has been an absolute sensation at Euro 2016, without kicking a ball in anger, thanks to the terrace anthem 'Will Grigg's On Fire'

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Do We Need Strengthening The Most
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Goalkeeper16%
Right Back16%
Left Back0%
Dentre Back8%
Midfield2%
Attack58%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W3
2.scotdave2
3.Moonay2
4.hindleymonwafc2
5.HarryLatic2
6.bensourhero2
7.Whittleblue1
8.wafcmaz1
9.Th101
10.GrimReaper871