Reading vs Wigan Athletic
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading play host to Wigan Athletic in an affair which has all the ingredients of a relegation six-pointer. The hosts sit right on the brink of the danger area being lock on points with Rotherham United in 21st place of the league ladder. Wigan are just three points above as they’ve out their survival ambitions in jeopardize after a poor run of form in recent weeks.
The Royals picked up a huge 1-2 victory over the rock-bottomed Ipswich Town seven days ago. Modou Barrow was the hero bagging a 90th-minute winner at Portman Road Stadium. Interestingly, it was only his second goal in 25th appearance for Reading.
The hosts grew in confidence lately in general as they only lost one of past seven league outings. Portuguese manager Jose Gomes proves out to be team’s saviour as such rise in form came just after his arrival in December last year. His compatriot Nelson Oliveira was a great addition to the squad as he notched three goals in six appearances this winter.
Reading vs Wigan Athletic: Head-to-head
None of past four head to head encounters saw goals scored at both ends.
Reading won two and drew one of last three meetings with the Latics, none of which saw Wigan score.
Overall, the visitors lead the H2H tie by two wins coming into 28th game against the Royals.
Reading vs Wigan Athletic: Prediction
Reading will fancy their chances of keeping things tight at the back against Wigan here as well. The visitors were struggling or creativity in the final third recently. They scored just three goals in last five matches and showed poor character on Tuesday night allowing Derby County to come from behind and beat them at Pride Park Stadium.
Wigan have a miserable away record with 1 win, 3 draws and 13 losses in 17 league matches on the road. They shipped as many as 32 goals and scored no more than 14 in the process. Reading have a fantastic chance to back up the victory over Ipswich Town and claim salvation points against one of the worst travellers in the division.
Reading vs Wigan Athletic: Bet Tips
Reading to win @ 2.50 (6/4)
Reading to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).