UK time is: 02:57:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Aston Villa vs. Wigan Athletic

Villa Park

31/01/09

3 pm

Villa Vs Latics Preview

Latics travel to the Midlands to face a Villa side that are chasing a top four place and are in a great vein of form at the moment

Villa are expected to have former Latic Emile Heskey in their starting line-up following his goal scoring debut at Portsmouth on Tuesday

Latics though had their own scoring debutant when new signing Mido rolled home a penalty in Wednesday s 1-1 draw with Liverpool

News from the JJB today is that Zaki will be missing due to a knee injury so new signing Hugo Rodallega could get a start up front alongside Mido

Villa have never beaten Latics at Villa Park in the league, lets hope that run continues today

What the bosses say:

Latics boss Steve Bruce:

'The one thing we have proved is that we have been competitive against the top four.

'If there is any club to follow as a role model over the last two years it is Aston Villa.

'Martin O'Neill's teams play in a committed way and they are on a hell of a run and it is going to be a difficult game.'


Villa boss Martin O'Neill:

'After we beat Wigan at the JJB Stadium in late October, Steve Bruce looked a bit concerned. He was a bit down after the game.

'But recently they have won six out of nine games in a fantastic run. That can happen. It can happen to any team.

'The league is so, so tight. I have never known it like this. It's been like this since the start of the season and I can't see it changing.'

Aston Villa Team News:

Martin Laursen, Nigel Reo-Coker and Marlon Harewood are all out injured and Ashley Young is suspended.

Villa from:

Friedel, Cuellar, Knight, Davies, L Young, Gardner, Sidwell, Petrov, Barry, Milner, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Shorey, Guzan, Carew, Delfouneso, Salifou, Osbourne.

Player to watch: Emile Heskey

Latics fans know all about Heskey, lets hope he has a bad fame today

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Amr Zaki and Antonio Valencia are both out but Titus Bramble returns following his one match suspension and keeper Chris Kirkland could get the nod to take his place in goal following his recovery from a back injusy

Latics from:

Kirkland, Melchiot, Scharner, Bramble, Figueroa, Cattermole, Taylor, Camara, Kapo, De Ridder, Zaki, Mido, Kingson, Pollitt, Edman, Brown, Boyce, Rodallega.

Player to watch: Mido

Started his Latics career off with a goal on Wednesday, can he carry that on today?

Any Previous

Latics have a good record at Villa Park with 2 wins and a draw inthe 3 previous visits in the league.

Last season

Villa 0-2 Latics
3rd May 2008
Referee Rob Styles

Total record

Villa 2 wins, Latics 3, Draws 2

Ref Watch:

Rob Styles (Waterlooville)

Card Watch

Games - 15

Yellows - 54

Reds - 5

Match Prediction:

I feel we could get a draw here today so I am going for 1-1

Up Next:

Latics Vs Fulham
JJB
Saturday 7/02/09
3 pm




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

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 31 2009

Time: 10:16AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
1-1 with Mido on target again
worbo
Report Abuse
31/01/2009 10:17:00

should be a good game,How many fans are you lot bring today?
lerneravfc
Report Abuse
31/01/2009 10:30:00

I have a feeling about Mido today too. I just have a feeling we could upset the party but I went for a Villa win. Just hope I'm wrong and there's a reason I went for a Villa win, so I can be proven wrong.
robin
Report Abuse
31/01/2009 11:16:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

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. Whittleblue 37
2. Martinez1986 25
3. Lardtaster 24
4. scotdave 20
5. worbo 20
6. Moonay 16
7. formbylatic 15
8. Thorpyness 14
9. loudmouthblue 13
10. lathamwafc 9

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Blackpool 1 - 3 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 1 Cardiff
Wigan 0 - 3 Charlton
Reading 0 - 1 Wigan
Forest 3 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 3 Bournemouth

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Reading 35 11 8 16 -16 41
19. Brighton 35 9 13 13 -3 40
20. Fulham 35 11 6 18 -13 39
21. Rotherham 35 8 13 14 -18 37
22. Millwall 35 7 10 18 -26 31
23. Wigan 34 6 10 18 -16 28
24. Blackpool 34 4 10 20 -39 22

Breaking League News

Boro back on top
Middlesbrough : 03/03/2015 23:59:01
Watford Battle To Victory Over Fulham
Watford : 03/03/2015 23:38:01
Rotherham : 03/03/2015 23:34:01
Millers Slip-Up At Home
Rotherham : 03/03/2015 23:20:00
Middlesbrough : 03/03/2015 23:07:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Blackpool
Suggested By:  Happy Latic
Scott Carson 4%
Emmerson Boyce 12%
Harry Maguire 4%
Jason Pearce 2%
Gaetan Bong 0%
James Perch 0%
Kim Bo-kyung 68%
Jermaine Pennant 2%
Sheyi Ojo 2%
James McClean 4%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 2%