Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Rob's Prediction: Wigan V West Ham

Rob's Prediction: Wigan V West Ham

With results on Saturday not falling kindly for the Wigan faithful, it looks increasingly likely that Wigan may find themselves in the Championship playing Championship football next season. Its been an incredible ride, but all good things have to come to an end sometime, I guess.

Nevertheless, Wigan will be looking for some pride as they take on a West Ham side who are desperate to win, but results on Saturday suggest this is going to be a monumental task for them. Its still mathematically possible Blackpool or Birmingham could end up in the relegation mix, but it looks more likely they'll stay up and West Ham's six year tenure also is under increased threat.

With so much at stake, one could be forgiven to think that this shall be a very cagey encounter and I personally believe that one goal is going to win it. With so much riding on the return of Scott Parker, it wouldn't at all surprise me if he scored the winning goal to give the Hammers some hope on the final day of the season.

That said, Wigan have a fairly decent record against teams in the relegation mix and they know equally as much as West Ham what is at stake for their side as well and if Wigan win, it will give them cause for a bit of optimism on the final day and possibly the first back-to-back wins for Roberto Martinez and his Wigan Athletic side.

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

This game is so massive, any scoreline could be possible. Sadly, I don't see this game going the way of Wigan Athletic and I think that West Ham will get the points they so desperately need to keep their faint survival hopes alive and I believe Scott Parker will score the decisive goal.

Wigan Athletic 0-1 West Ham

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

I do hope I am wrong with my prediction, but I just can't see this ending any other way, other than West Ham winning. I do think we'll give it a right good go but in the end, it may be too little too late, but I'll be rooting for the team all the way and hope for the home win we so desperately crave.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:Robin
Date:Saturday May 14 2011
Time: 4:22PM

Comments

0
Tha's wrong lad !
Thorpyness
14/05/2011 17:26:00
0
Rob? Come on, we need positivity, the fact that we are in exactly the same position that we were in last night and still need to win the two remaining games just shows that nothing has changed. We are a much better side than our league position suggests and we need the fans as well the players to be up for this
worbo
14/05/2011 17:44:00
0
Good article apart from the confusing West Ham's "faint title hopes..." What title would that be then?? *scratches head*
TShill7
14/05/2011 19:59:00
0
Rob, you need to change your attitude. I've just come back from 7 hours of driving away to Sunderland. Want to know what people were saying after the game? 'We will have to beat Blackburn next weekend as Wigan are on good form, will win tomorrow comfortably, and be favourites to stay up next weekend'. Just a shame for us both that bloody Blackpool won today grr. Chin up!
PremiershipWolf
14/05/2011 20:44:00
0
I am going to be behind the team 100% tomorrow, whatever happens! I am really behind us and I hope we do well. I just have that feeling but that aside, I hope we do well and get the points we need. I will give my 100% for the cause tomorrow! UP THE 'TICS!
robin
14/05/2011 21:09:00
0
2-0 wigan
legolad's mate
15/05/2011 09:35:00
0
Get behind them in ya head aswell Rob.
WN1
16/05/2011 13:37:00
0
Get behind them in ya head aswell Rob.
WN1
16/05/2011 13:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

It's Friday It's Latics Podcast Time

Friday in December, excitedly awaiting the latest instalment of our Championship season with an away trip to Aston Villa, settle those nerves, quell the impatience and just chill

12th Man - Why Did We Sack Gary Caldwell?

The defeat against Derby at the DW Stadium on Saturday left me scratching my head, just why did we sack Gary Caldwell?

Latics Speyk To The Villa

In the build up to the game I have been chatting to Vital Villa's supremo Mr Jonathan Fear, or as he is more commonly known The Fear!

Any Previous? - Aston Villa v Latics

Over the years the Latics and Villa have met 19 times, Latics have 5 wins, Villa 8 and there have been 6 draws

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)

Man Of The Match v Derby
Suggested By: Craig Davies
Jussi Jaaskelainen6%
Luke Garbutt2%
Jake Buxton20%
Craig Morgan3%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald2%
David Perkins45%
Max Power15%
Jordi Gomez1%
Michael Jacobs4%
Yanic Wildschut1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!104
2.Thorpyness72
3.Whittleblue70
4.BrickLatic60
5.Moonay51
6.Ihaventaclue46
7.scotdave37
8.nottinghamlatic36
9.Barry W32
10.hindleymonwafc30
Vital Football Comment