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Premier League Preview – Wigan/Aston Villa

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It was a good weekend in the Premier League, with plenty of goals and movement at the bottom and top of the league.

Both tonights teams were in action at the weekend, with Villa taking a point in the clash with Stoke and Wigan on the end of a thrashing against relegation threatened Bolton. The result for Bolton pushed them up the league and closer towards a 40 points mark, whilst Wigan languish in 15th, just 4 points from the bottom three.

Wigan managed to pull off the shock win against Liverpool just a week ago, and they will be hoping to dent Villa’s fourth place ambitions by repeating this feat. They shall face a tough challenge though, in a Villa side who haven’t yet tasted defeat in 2010.

Wigan felt the biggest defeat of any team this season when they faced Tottenham back in November and lost 9-1. Following the drubbing however, they bounced back to beat Sunderland, so Wigan fans will be hoping they can reproduce this tonight.

A win for Villa would push them upto 49 points, a point behind Manchester City in 5th, and within touching distance of Tottenham in fourth place. Under Martin O’Neill, the club have never won a Premier League match in March, so the club will be hoping to break this unwanted record.

There is much at stake for both teams so it’s a tough one to call. In current form however, it would be hard to see beyond a Villa win tonight.


Written by Nicole Carroll

March 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Premier League

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