Date: 20th March 2009 at 8:15pm
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Wigan take on Hull City at the JJB Stadium for what really is a must win game for Wigan and a must win game for Hull City. Hull City have proven to be a tough outfit for teams to beat and they’ve been on the back end of some poor results of late, but they’ve got a little rhythm going, starting with a fine victory at Fulham, followed by a point against Newcastle.

Now Phil Brown’s team must take on the unenviable task of facing Wigan Athletic at the JJB Stadium and with Wigan flying high after a magnificent 2-1 win over Sunderland, they’ll be eager to win this to maintain their push for Europe.

At one stage, it was looking a bit bleak for the Latics after a few poor results themselves but they’ve put their disappointing results well and truly behind them as they aim to clinch 7th place.

Paul Scharner is a centurion on Sunday and I cam see him scoring against Hull. He’s done ever so well and a goal would be just reward for the crazy Austrian.

The squad in general have done very well this season and Bruce has really transformed the Latics and I suspect that Hull might be in for a tough ride against the Latics. That said, I expect, too, that this will be a very hard game for the Latics.

WIGAN: PLAYER TO WATCH: PAUL SCHARNER
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Paul is a centurion come Sunday and I think he’ll be eager to mark 100 with a goal. He is a threat on goal and I think we may see him sink one into the back of the net.

HULL: PLAYER TO WATCH: GEOVANNI
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This guy is quality and I hope we make a play for him in the window. He gets goals and would be a fine addition to the squad. He’ll be dangerous from free kicks, especially.

ROB’S PREDICTION
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WIGAN 1 HULL CITY 0

I just think with what’s at stake, Wigan will nick this game 1-0 and push for Europe. I think Hull will stay up but I can’t see them upsetting the odds at the JJB Stadium.

ROB’S FINAL THOUGHTS
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The relegation battle just gets more curious as it does interesting and I think personally, the three to go down are West Brom, Middlesbrough and Newcastle. I’d put a bet on if I were a brave man but I’m not that brave. However, I wish all teams well in whatever happens for the rest of the season. Relegation battles are not nice at all so I really do sympathise. Good Luck to all teams and see you next time for my own style of football prediction.

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