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Lawro Predicts - Latics v Man United

Lawro Predicts - Latics v Man United


Former Liverpool defender and current Match of the Day pundit Mark 'Lawro` Lawrenson has done his round of predictions for the BBC and he is predicting that Saturday`s Premier League clash between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at the DW STadium will end in an away win for United, let`s see what his reasons are:

Wigan v Man Utd

It seems there is an issue with Wigan's pitch at the DW Stadium around this time every season and, now the rugby league has started as well, that is not going to make it any better.

The Latics have already started to re-lay it, but only parts of it so far, which might make things awkward for a Manchester United team used to playing on a lush green carpet at Old Trafford.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was not impressed by the pitch at Stade Velodrome for their draw with Marseille in the Champions League on Wednesday, when their passing went a bit astray.

I was at that game and Marseille seemed more than happy for it to end 0-0. They set up their side not to be beaten, which made it more difficult for United to break them down. It wasn't a bad result for them, or for United either.

That was the first of four away games on the spin for United and, after Saturday, they have got two tough ones coming up at Chelsea and Liverpool. Ferguson cannot afford to slip up here so I think he will play a very strong team to try to make sure of victory.

Prediction: 0-2


Already blaming the pitch just in case, I`ve heard it all now, the pitch was re-laid to aid us not United, I was worried about this game because of our past record of 12 straight defeats, but you know what, United aren`t anywhere near those previous sides this time round, 2-1 Latics win

To see all Lawro`s weekend predictions visit bbc.co.uk/lawros-punts



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday February 25 2011
Time: 10:51AM

Comments

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No mention of our previous games! Just the pitch, as he ever said we'll get anything this season?
worbo
25/02/2011 10:55:00
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He's got the scoreline, but the wrong way round.
Thorpyness
25/02/2011 11:36:00
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It's typical of our manager to blame the pitch or the ref to detract from a 5hit performance, the best teams in the world should be able to perform on all pitches. Previous games don't count for anything, no team goes out thinking they've lost all the previous ones and so roll over to ensure the trend continues. My only concerns are that we will play Carrick in midfield (he is woeful to say the least) and that your current league position will have you more motivated than ever. I would wish you guys luck but in the fear of the unthinkable happening i'm not going to :P
TheFamousNo7
25/02/2011 19:39:00
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We are praying that Carrick starts, having said that watch him have a blinder!!!
worbo
25/02/2011 20:26:00
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Have you noticed that the first three paragraphs have been removed? I wonder if someone had a word...http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/football_focus/9405866.stm
Bryan plumb
26/02/2011 11:00:00
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Very interesting, just shows though that Lawro doesnt do any research for his predictions just uses his prejudices
worbo
26/02/2011 12:19:00
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