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
Progress With Unity Podcast brings you an exclusive interview with Wigan Athletic chief executive Jonathan Jackson
You can download the podcast from itunes, visit our hosting providers www.buzzsprout.com, or listen via the embedded player below
Have fun on Vital Latics
Join our Fantasy Football League Fantasy Football League
Join our Prediction League Prediction League
Download or just listen to the latest Progress With Unity podcast
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 August 24 2012
Don't Miss Storehouse On Easter Monday (Wednesday April 1 2015)
Any Previous? - Middlesbrough v Latics (Wednesday April 1 2015)
Star Trekin' - Millwall v Latics Beam Back (Wednesday April 1 2015)
Don Cowie Side-Lined For Most Of April (Wednesday April 1 2015)
How English Are The Latics? (Tuesday March 31 2015)
Meet The Ref - Boro v Latics - Stuart Attwell (Monday March 30 2015)
Boycey Inspires Barbados To World Cup Win (Sunday March 29 2015)
Frank's Focus - Marc-Antoine Fortune (Sunday March 29 2015)
12th Man - A Strange Season So Far (Friday March 27 2015)
Ryan Jennings Moves To Accrington On Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)
|Rotherham's Best on Offer
» Birmingham : 01/04/2015 20:54:01
|LUFC Season could be over for young Leeds star
» Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:22:00
|LUFC Leeds United The 13th Biggest Club?
» Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:08:01
|LUFC Minute's silence to remember Kevin and Chris
» Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:04:01
|Big Brother Strikes Again!
» Fulham : 01/04/2015 19:47:00