UK time is: 12:09:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Lawro Predicts - Latics v Arsenal



Mark Lawrenson has done his weekly round of predictions for the BBC, this Saturday sees the Latics entertain Arsenal at the DW Stadium and Lawro is plumping for an away win, let's take a look at his reasoning:

Wigan v Arsenal

It was interesting the way Arsenal lined up in Monday's win over Reading - they were very attacking with Theo Walcott playing through the middle.

I am not sure they will do the same again at the DW Stadium, though, because Wigan play with a back three, so the Gunners might approach things a little bit differently.

Much has been written and said about Arsenal and their manager Arsene Wenger in recent weeks but you know they are always going to come back strongly and it has been a good week for them already.

They followed that win at the Madejski Stadium by signing up Jack Wilshere and four other British players on long-term contracts, and their confidence will be pretty high at the moment.

So I cannot really see beyond an Arsenal win, despite the fact their recent record against Wigan has not been that great.

I agree with Latics boss Roberto Martinez when he says this is the best team he has had in more than three years as their manager but they have only won one of their last seven games and they are starting to look like they do most years - as if they are on the slide.

That is what Wigan do, though. Last year everyone thought 'that's it, they are going to get relegated' but they turned it all around in the last three months of the season.

I'd be loathe to write them off again at this stage and their results will improve, but I just don't think it will happen against Arsenal.

Prediction: 0-2


It'll be a tough game, especially with all our injuries, but I have got some hope of an early Christmas present and some faith in that I believe in the team, I don't think we will win, but I can see us getting a draw, 1-1 for me

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


This weeks PWU podcast is now available for download, in the studio are Barry, Dan, Greg, Rob, Paul and Gareth. This week there is some confusion over the missing fans? Talk centres on Norwich, Arsenal (5:40) and Everton (19:40).

There is whisky flowing and mince pies being scoffed, there is also a special surprise at the end, the surprise is that it didn`t make the editors cut, but all will be revealed in the next edition which is a Christmas Special...ooooh

You can download the podcast from itunes, or via our hosting site www.buzzsprout.com, or listen by clicking play on the embedded player below

Feedback as always welcome or if you want to get involved in future episodes please email wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk






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






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2012

Time: 7:00AM

Your Comments

1-1 for me
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Ramis A Step Closer To Deportivo Move (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Oriol Riera Off The Mark (Sunday August 24 2014)

Adam Forshaw Transfer Back On? (Sunday August 24 2014)

Nick Powell Set For Latics Return? (Sunday August 24 2014)

We're Off! - Latics 1 Blackpool 0 (Sunday August 24 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 205
2. lathamwafc 112
3. Pauvre Jean 109
4. bensourhero 101
5. loudmouthblue 96
6. Oscarbon 94
7. Marksparko 90
8. OffHisBarnett 87
9. russialatic 86
10. scotdave 74

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Brentford 4 1 2 1 0 5
16. Birmingham 4 1 2 1 -1 5
17. Ipswich 4 1 1 2 -1 4
18. Wigan 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Reading 4 1 1 2 -4 4
20. Huddersfield 4 1 1 2 -5 4
21. Leeds Utd 4 1 0 3 -6 3

Breaking League News

Bees 0-1 Fulham
Brentford : 27/08/2014 11:51:00
RUFC - Sadler Injury
Rotherham : 27/08/2014 11:46:00
RUFC - Rayns 'We Gave A Good Account Of Ourselves'
Rotherham : 27/08/2014 11:43:00
Narrow Loss To Swans Sees Millers Out Of Cup
Rotherham : 27/08/2014 11:06:00
Odjidja-Ofoe Heads To Norwich
Norwich : 27/08/2014 10:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Blackpool
Suggested By:  Bob Greaves
Scott Carson 4%
James Perch 1%
Emmerson Boyce 1%
Ivan Ramis 6%
Rob Kiernan 3%
Andrew Taylor 3%
Emyr Huws 4%
Don Cowie 1%
James McArthur 10%
Callum McManaman 36%
Oriol Riera 31%