Date:Friday August 24 2012
Mark Lawrenson gives his weekly Premier League predictions for the BBC, the Match of the Day pundit is once again forecasting a defeat for the Latics, let's see what his reasons are:
Southampton v Wigan
I liked what I saw of Southampton in their defeat against Manchester City on Sunday. They were gritty, worked hard and had a go at the champions.
I also understood what Saints boss Nigel Adkins was doing when he left his star striker Rickie Lambert on the bench.
If he had put him on from the start and had him chasing full-backs and centre-backs he would have been shattered after 60 minutes.
So, instead, he put him on later when it is the defenders who are a bit tired. Southampton were still in the game at that point so the gamble paid off and Lambert made a difference.
I think Lambert will start this game, though. He took his goal against City extremely well and he does look like he has the confidence of a player who has scored a lot of goals in the past couple of years.
Wigan, meanwhile, reverted to type for me against Chelsea following their spectacular finish to last season.
The Latics were all over the place for the first 10 minutes, although they went on to create quite a few chances.
They really do need to focus for 90 minutes and defend properly because at the moment they are just not very good at stopping the opposition.
1-1 for me, to see all Lawro's weekend predictions visit www.bbc.co.uk/lawros-punts
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