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|Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:52 am Post subject: Lawro's Prediction for Wigan v Newcastle
|Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United
This is an interesting game because, with six wins on the bounce, Newcastle are undoubtedly the Premier League's form team.
They look like a Champions League side at the moment, and although their run has to end at some point, they have hit their stride at exactly the right time and they are playing like they think they can beat whoever they are up against.
The Magpies have benefited from being able to play their front three of Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa in all six of those games, and you can see why Alan Pardew's men are playing with a swagger right now because they are creating stacks of chances.
They get goals from everywhere and, even if they are under a bit of pressure at the DW Stadium, they can break so quickly because those front three players are like lightning.
Wigan were on a really good run themselves until their defeat by Fulham last weekend but, because they have struggled for so much of the season, the suspicion with them is that that slip-up might be the start of another poor run.
Prediction: Wigan Athletic 1-2 Newcastle United
Here are all of Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions for the 2011-12 Season, together with how the League Table would look like if all his forecasts were correct…