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Lawro Predicts - Macclesfield v Latics

Mark Lawrenson cast's his beady eye over this weekends FA cup 4th round fixtures, let's take a look at how he sees the Latics coping with a trip to Macclesfield:

Macclesfield v Wigan

Wigan have got a poor record against lower division clubs in the FA Cup - they squeezed past Bournemouth in a replay in round three, and they have lost to two League Two sides in the past three years, Swindon and Notts County.

But I think the Latics will avoid an upset here because they will be desperate for a win after such a bad run in the Premier League.

And the last thing Roberto Martinez needs on top of his problems in the league is to lose to a non-league side in the Cup.

Martinez needs to win a game so why put more pressure on yourself by fielding a weakened team? He has got a great relationship with his chairman Dave Whelan but he is not bullet-proof.

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Yep a 0-2 Latics win for me too

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

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This week in the studio are Dan, Rob, Greg, Mick and Gareth who discuss in great detail the failings against Sunderland (00:00), bad goals conceded and lack of spark. The cup game at Macclesfield (22:00) is also previewed, what a great tie this is, the magic of the FA cup is talked about, slight disagreement amongst the team here.

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 25 2013

Time: 12:07PM

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2-0 win for the Latics is my prediction too
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