Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Lawro Predicts - QPR v Latics

Lawro Predicts - QPR v Latics



Mark 'Lawro' Lawrenson has done his weekly round of Premier League predictions for the BBC, the Match of the Day pundit is forecasting that Saturdays Premier League basement clash between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road will end in a home win, let's take a look at his reasons:

QPR v Wigan

The story at QPR at the moment is probably more off the field than on it right now because there is so much talk about all the transfer targets they are supposedly after.

I am pretty sure that by the end of January they will have two or three new faces at the very least and will be a different proposition.

And despite Rangers clearly needing a lot of work to strengthen their team, I think Mark Hughes will have them up for his first home league game in charge, although I do worry about where their goals are coming from.

Jay Bothroyd works hard up front but he is never going to be prolific and I think you would say the same about Heidar Helguson.

You can see Hughes is probably thinking about a few other people in his side too in that they are good players, who put in a shift, but are probably lacking a bit of real quality. That is what he has to address in the next couple of weeks.

Wigan, away from home, are quite capable of playing teams off the park for a while - but then they are just as capable of suddenly collapsing under pressure.

The Latics might have got something out of Monday's 1-0 defeat by Manchester City but that sort of sums them up - they are the sort of side where they all have to play well to win. When they don't, you sort of understand why teams sometimes turn them over.

Prediction: 2-1


I actually feel this game is nicely set up for a Latics win, all the pressure is on QPR, plus Mark Hughes isn't the manager he's built up to be, 1-2 Latics win

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



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









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 20 2012
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

0
Definitely an away win, I can feel it!!!!
worbo
19/01/2012 21:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

Things Garry Cook will do in his first day as a director

Jesus Was a Wiganer looks forward to Gaz Cook's first day in the hallowed Halls of DW.

Latics Close In On Former Midfielder

A former midfield partner of Graham Barrow's could be on his way back to Wigan

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next 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)

Who would be your choice for Wigan manager?
Suggested By: Dave Whelan
Uwe Rosler20%
Steve McClaren27%
Nathan Jones14%
Paul Cook27%
Other12%
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
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.king_dezeeuw06227
2.Get a Grip!157
3.truelatic4eva144
4.Whittleblue139
5.C_Latic119
6.Moonay109
7.bickymon86
8.Jonny_SuffolkLatic74
9.WN570
10.Martinez198669
Vital Football Comment