Wigan Athletic - Lawro Predicts - Latics v Newcastle
UK time is: 18:25:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Lawro Predicts - Latics v Newcastle

Former Liverpool defender and current Match of the Day pundit Mark 'Lawro` Lawrenson has done his weekly round of predictions for the BBC and he is predicting that the Boxing Day Premier League clash between Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United at the DW Stadium will end in a draw, let`s see what his reasons are:

Wigan v Newcastle

You look at Wigan and think they might get rolled over but they produced another impressive comeback against Arsenal to get a draw on Wednesday and they have got a little bit more about them than I thought they had at the start of the season.

I saw the Latics as a club that brings in players from, say, South America and improves them before selling them on which can mean you end up with one or two mercenaries but you look at them now and there is obviously a strong team spirit there. Gary Caldwell's return from a thigh injury has obviously helped them as well.

They do have a go, and they have match-winners. Charles N'Zogbia will be suspended after getting himself sent off against the Gunners but Hugo Rodallega and Tom Cleverley are turning into really good players.

Following defeats against Manchester City and Tottenham, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has now lost two out of three games since he took charge and we will hear more rumbles of discontent from Magpies fans if they are beaten again here.

The important thing for Wigan will be whether they can deal with Andy Carroll but I think there will be a few goals in this game anyway.

Prediction: 2-2

I`m going for a home win with this one, we might be missing Charles N`Zogbia but Newcastle have Andy Carroll out with a thigh strain and he will be a big loss to them, 2-0 Latics win for me.

To see all Lawro`s predictions for this weekends games visit bbc.co.uk/lawros-punts

Join The Vital Debate

Bookmark and Share

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site

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

The Journalist

Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 31 2010

Time: 12:34PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I'm hoping for a 2-0 Latics win
Report Abuse
31/12/2010 12:39:00

2-1 latics, hopefully
Report Abuse
31/12/2010 15:50:00

lawrenson still couldnt bring himself to predict a wigan win.3 - 1 for me to wigan
johnney handsome
Report Abuse
31/12/2010 16:28:00

thank god carrolls out
Report Abuse
31/12/2010 19:06:00

A win today would mean so much - 3 points of course, but it would also mean Latics move up to 12th in the league to finally start shaking off the bottom 3. It would also mean 5 games unbeaten, therefore showing some consistency that we are famed for not having. It would be great for team morale too - we would be unbeaten at home since September. So... prediction... I'm still unsure about us, and would not be surprised to see us lose 0-1. Having said that, if we play as we can, then maybe it's about time we gave someone a good hiding, so maybe a 3 or 4-0 is on the cards?...
Report Abuse
02/01/2011 09:24:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Gillingham 20 11 5 4 14 38
3. Burton 19 12 2 5 7 38
4. Walsall 19 10 6 3 14 36
5. Wigan 20 9 7 4 10 34
6. Peterborough 20 10 3 7 15 33
7. Millwall 19 9 4 6 4 31
8. Southend 20 8 7 5 3 31

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Midfielder wants to stay
» Crewe : 01/12/2015 15:54:01
Mellon On Walsall Test
» Shrewsbury : 01/12/2015 14:45:00
Abdou & Upson On Injuries
» Millwall : 01/12/2015 14:37:01
Harris Relishing Burton Test
» Millwall : 01/12/2015 14:30:00
L1 - Shrewsbury v Walsall
» Shrewsbury : 01/12/2015 12:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man Of The Match v Southend United
Suggested By:  Jimmy James
Jussi Jääskeläinen 1%
Donervon Daniels 0%
Leon Barnett 58%
Jason Pearce 16%
Chris McCann 0%
Reece James 0%
Don Cowie 0%
Max Power 25%
Cisco Junior 0%
Will Grigg 0%
Alex Revell 0%
David Perkins 0%