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Aston Villa v Wigan: Live updates, team news and a worrying large amount of banter

This really is going to be three points today and because McLeish will be the manager to beat Wigan at Villa Park, he will be hailed by some as the saviour. He isn't, it is just that when you fail to beat a poor side so many times, you have to beat them eventually.

Today is that day. Wigan are for the taking. They will struggle this season, as they always do and we have much better players. It would be harder to lose today than pick up three points.

I'm also sort of hoping that Charles N'Zogbia shines today. Some are probably thinking him a bad signing on what we have seen to date, but I think he will come good and who better to do it against than his old side? You don't pay £10mn for a player unless he has some apples and he has them apples.

Updates and team news

So, I've put my head on the block. Aston Villa will win today. I've called it my banker bet and that is how I am going to leave it for now. Updates will happen throughout the day and as soon as we have team news, it will go up. Please, your predictions below.


Team news

Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Petrov, Ireland, Bannan, Delph, Agbonlahor, Bent. Subs: Guzan, N'Zogbia, Albrighton, Heskey, Clark, Weimann, Herd.