Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday December 28 2012
Lawro has predicted a 1-1 draw on BBC Sport.
The Match of the Day pundit points to our last two defeats and says the pressure is on and it is obvious that the team need 2-3 experience players to help the young players out.
"They look short of confidence, understandably, but the other thing they need badly at the moment is a goal. At the moment, they are a long way short. I was watching them against Spurs and, if the ball didn't stick when they played it up to Christian Benteke, it just ended up going to the opposition and they are not good enough to cope with being under sustained pressure. I have said all season that because Villa are a young side they will be inconsistent, with lots of highs and lows but those games were not just a blip."
He adds that Villa are in a mess and will be desperate for a result v Wigan.
Wigan are on an awful run at the moment themselves, although they have had a couple of bad decisions go against them of late - they should have had a penalty against Everton last time out and they certainly did not play badly in their defeat at Goodison Park.
The Latics will turn it round, because they always do. The thing about Wigan which puts them in a different situation to Villa is that they have been here so many times before - and nobody is panicking.
They will be thinking that, the state Villa are in, they can go and maybe nick a win. From Villa's point of view I think this is a game they cannot afford to lose, which is a big thing to say with us being only halfway through the season.
But confidence-wise, Lambert's side look shattered already and being beaten by a team below them would make things even worse.
Aston Villa 0 - 4 Spurs
Chelsea 8 - 0 Aston Villa
Liverpool 1 - 3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Stoke
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1 - 0 Reading
Everton 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 1 Arsenal
Norwich 2 - 1 Wigan
Wigan 2 - 2 Q.P.R.
Newcastle 3 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 0 - 2 Man City
Worbo at Vital Wigan also says 1-1
Lawro and Worbo are probably right but Mystic Mug will think of nothing but a Villa win because anything else is almost unthinkable. A loss and ................ So Mystic says 2-1 to Villa.
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Date:Friday December 28 2012
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