Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Lawro Predicts - Arsenal v Latics

Lawro Predicts - Arsenal v Latics


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 this Saturday`s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Wigan Athletic at the Emirates Stadium will end in a home win for the Gunners, let`s see what his reasons are:

Arsenal v Wigan

I was at Elland Road on Wednesday night to watch Arsenal beat Leeds in the FA Cup and some of their football was irresistible.

Wigan are not the type of team that can put 10 men behind the ball to try to stop the Gunners, as some sides do, because they just don't play that way.

The reverse of this fixture only took place over Christmas, so it is quite a quick turnaround. Wigan pulled off a 2-2 draw at the DW Stadium in that game, equalising late on despite having only 10 men, and they had a real go at Arsene Wenger's side.

But that was a weakened Arsenal line-up because Wenger had rotated his squad and, in any case, going to the Emirates makes it an entirely different proposition for the Latics.

Prediction: 3-0


I was thinking that the Latics might struggle as well, but it`s obvious that Lawro has no idea how the Latics play and this winds me up, so in the face of him totally writing us off I will go for a very creditable 1-1 and keep my fingers, legs and eyes crossed that we can get something out of the game.

To see all Lawro`s weekend predictions 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.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday January 21 2011
Time: 6:00AM

Comments

0
1-1, hopefully a win but I'd take the draw now
worbo
20/01/2011 21:23:00
0
As an Arsenal fan Wigan have been a thorn in the side recently. 4 points taken off us in the last 2 encounters makes this game a must win for us. I doubt very much the result is as guarenteed as the BBC think. Wigan play with heart and that makes them unpredictable. It'll come down to which Arsenal show up. If its the Arsenal that played against Chelsea and West Ham then the scoreline could be embarrising for Wigan. I'll simply wait and see. Hope you guys stay up though. The Premiership doesn't need to lose more teams that actually go out and play football.
Trennon
21/01/2011 06:43:00
0
we have a decent record against the Gunners, but never won there. Would happily take our first point. If we get three I would worry about our next game against Villa.
taff57
21/01/2011 10:43:00
0
It's not a case of if we get beat, it's a case of by how many. 4-0 to Arsenal is my prediction, although it could be double that if they score a couple early on.
guitardave
21/01/2011 15:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Wigan Athletic's 2016-17 season in numbers

Jesus Was a Wiganer's numerological ass-essment of the past nine wretched months.

Interview With Colin Greenall

The former Latics defender and caretaker manager talks about his time in football

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

2016/17 Season Loan Report

A look at the Latics players out on loan during the 2016/17 season...

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Liam Sephton
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are you happy with the price of season tickets for next season?
Suggested By: JJ
Yes69%
No31%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.king_dezeeuw06183
2.Get a Grip!129
3.truelatic4eva128
4.Whittleblue125
5.Moonay106
6.C_Latic95
7.bickymon78
8.WN564
9.Jonny_SuffolkLatic61
10.dwdan51
The Vital Football Members League