Date: 29th December 2009 at 9:58am
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What does the wonderful world of Mark Lawrenson, the so-called BBC’s ‘expert pundit’, have to offer us this time? Lets see…

Looking at his column on BBC Sport, Lawro’s predictions – here, I see that the ‘football expert’ fancies us to lose against Arsenal tomorrow night.

Fair enough though, right?

This is what he said: ‘I think the great worry with Portsmouth is that they have to create chances but Arsenal are experts in picking you off.

‘Pompey are a little like West Ham in that it is about the bigger picture and what happens off the pitch in January. It is the biggest month in their history. If manager Avram Grant is told he has to sell players then it is all over.

‘Arsenal are a really good team with a good manager, but when push comes to shove they have problems against the big teams. Teams who sit back against them can frustrate them and that is where they miss injured striker Robin van Persie.

‘Verdict: 0-2’

Like I say, I think that it is fair enough what ‘Lawro’ says for this game – he is right in many respects, it is not often you can say that about the guy! We are approaching a ‘make or break’ month, if further ‘assets are stripped’ that is very much that…

Although, and yep I am as crazy as a junkyard dog, I feel that if we play like we did against Liverpool and get into the Arsenal faces we CAN win this game!

Arsenal have not always stood up to the ‘physical’ side of the game, whilst they hold their own better nowadays I would fancy us if we do get in their faces, without going to gun-ho to allow them to hit us on the break…

What do we think guys?

Have your say and ensure that you get in your prediction in on the Vital Pompey predictions league – Arsenal – 30/12/09.

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