Date:Friday March 18 2011
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 Birmingham City at the DW Stadium will end in a goalless draw, let`s see what his reasons are:
Wigan v Birmingham
Another battle between two sides embroiled in the relegation scrap and I imagine Birmingham manager Alex McLeish will resort back to basics for this one, restoring the 4-5-1 formation that served them so well last term. At home they can afford to go for it a bit more but on the road they need to stay tight and pick up the odd point here or there.
The Carling Cup final hangover has to end soon and while a goalless draw isn't ideal for either team, as the away side you'll tend to see it as a point gained.
The thing about Wigan is they sell the club to potential signings by persuading them they'll turn them into better players. That's all well and good - it draws out some fine performances - but it also instils a bit of a mentality which sees players become very selfish. It must be difficult for Martinez to get any kind of team ethic and that, to me, seems like one of the reasons why they're bottom of the table.
This will definitely be a 2-0 home win for the Latics, why? Because it has to be, that`s why.
To see all Lawro`s weekend predictions visit bbc.co.uk/lawros-punts
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
Date:Friday March 18 2011
Emyr Huws Rounds Off A Top Transfer Deadline Day (Monday September 1 2014)
James McArthur Leaves Latics For The Palace (Monday September 1 2014)
Latics Capture Denmark International William Kvist (Monday September 1 2014)
Latics Finally Get Their Man As Forshaw Signs (Monday September 1 2014)
Andy Delort Deal Done (Monday September 1 2014)
Deal Of The Day? With Your Help It Will Be (Monday September 1 2014)
No Cure in Sight for Premier League Hangover (Monday September 1 2014)
Are We Ready For Deadline Day? (Sunday August 31 2014)
What The Bosses Said - Latics 4 Birmingham City 0 (Sunday August 31 2014)
Top Class - Latics 4 Birmingham City 0 (Sunday August 31 2014)
|5.||Noel Wards Leg||19|
|10. Sheff Wed||5||2||2||1||1||8|
|What Do You Make of It?
» Fulham : 02/09/2014 07:45:00
|Louis Thompson Signs
» Norwich : 02/09/2014 07:23:00
|Hooiveld Joins on loan
» Norwich : 02/09/2014 07:19:00
|LUFC On This Day - September 2nd
» Leeds Utd : 02/09/2014 07:02:00
|Surman: I'm really pleased with move
» Bournemouth : 02/09/2014 07:00:00