Mystic Mug v Lawro - Saints v Villa
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Mystic Mug v Lawro - Saints v Villa

Mystic Mug v Lawro - Saints v Villa

Lawro and Mystic Mug are finding Villa difficult to predict this year. 4 games in and both pundits have only managed 1 correct forecast! Both were wrong again at the weekend, Lawro said a draw, mystic shamed himself with a loss prediction. As you will know, Villa won handsomely!

This week v Southampton (away)?

Lawro has told BBC Sport he expects a 2-1 win for Southampton.

Looking at the results (see below) I`m not totally sure why to be fair.

He says "Saints boss Nigel Adkins is a good manager and has not suddenly become a bad one but he seems to be under pressure and he really needs a win. To get one on Saturday would be a massive result for Adkins and would stop the murmurings about his future. We are hearing rumours about Rafa Benitez and Harry Redknapp being lined up to take over and the papers will not stop talking about Adkins being on his way out while Saints are struggling."

Adding he has a 'feeling` they will get a good result v us.

On Villa "For Villa, going forward, the partnership up front between Darren Bent and Christian Benteke holds the key. It looks promising and if they hit it off then it will buy the young players in their team some time. That's what Villa need."

Arsenal 6 - 1 Southampton
Southampton 2 - 3 Man Utd
Southampton 0 - 2 Wigan
Man City 3 - 2 Southampton

Aston Villa 2 - 0 Swansea
Newcastle 1 - 1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1 - 3 Everton
West Ham 1 - 0 Aston Villa

Mystic Mug had early season optimism v West Ham and felt battered after that, subsequently predicting the loss v Everton and carrying on his misery since! However, he saw glimmers v Newcastle United of a team now playing as a unit (not always about the individuals is it?) and obviously was buoyed by a great performance against Swansea, who are a nice passing team. We gave them their first lock out of the season remember, after they`d freely scored in their previous games.

Muggy says this game won`t be a walkover but expects a win and predicts 1-0 to the glow in the dark brigade.

As the title says: An Interview With A Southampton Fan
And our interview for Vital Saints: An Interview With Vital Villa

What say you folks? Leave your predictions in article comments below (come on don`t be lazy, most of you never do this!!!!!) and the win/lose/draw poll on the right hand side of the page.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 21 2012
Time: 11:40AM


Well was only to pleased to be wrong against swansea when I said 1-1 dont expect miracles from Lambert just glad to see our team having a go. This one could go either way but will stick with Villa to win 1-2
21/09/2012 12:09:00
Optimism is high but its going to be a tough, tough match. I expect them to score early on but they seem unable to keep the ball and shut up shop. So I expect later scores from the villa. 2-1 to the heros (us).
21/09/2012 12:25:00
Southampton 1-3 Aston Villa
21/09/2012 15:12:00
Same as Grizz for me 3-1 we win we win oggy oggy oggy BEN TEK EH
21/09/2012 15:48:00
3-1 Villa Bent to get first of the season, and Benteke to score the other two.
21/09/2012 16:37:00
Gotta say I'm feeling confident about this one.
21/09/2012 16:37:00
Tough one. They are due a win and have scored quite a few but our defence seems to be settling down a bit now. Their defence is leaky but bent doesn't look like scoring and I'm keeping my feet on the ground about Benteke. I reckon we'll be 2-1 down then gabby will come off the bench and equalise. 2-2!
21/09/2012 20:01:00
Concrete Ron to bury Rickie Lambert. 0-2. Bannan and Bent.
21/09/2012 22:59:00
Southampton have played some decent football from what I've seen. They've been unlucky with hard fixtures right at the beginning of their first season back in the PL, butthey do leak a few goals don't they. I'm not sure on this one, heart says2-1 to Villa but head says a draw, 1-1 or 2-2. Talk about hedging your bets....Lol
Pride of Lions
22/09/2012 04:13:00
I predicted Villa 2 Swansea 1 over a beer at the Swan and Mitre before the ganme last week so for the Saints game I am going Saints 0 Villa 3 - PLEASE! Pretty PLEASE!
22/09/2012 12:00:00
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