Date: 17th October 2008 at 9:17am
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Mark Lawrenson really does love Villa these days, so nice to see the non-moustached one rating the team, although I do so hate it when we start to get tipped to win!

Anyway, on the BBC site Lawro says 2-1 to Villa against Portsmouth this Saturday (3pm kick off, who thought of such a silly time for a football game, surely we should be playing at 5:15pm or Sunday at 4pm?!?!) at Villa Park.

He says: ‘Villa will realise that Pompey are one of their rivals for fifth place this season so this will be an interesting match-up. There are not many other teams who have that potential.
Martin O’Neill’s side have pace and a good depth in their squad and Portsmouth have been a bit inconsistent on the road.’

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