Reading vs Wigan Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Wigan Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Wigan
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).

Wigan will be aiming for getting out of the relegation zone in the league. With their home ground advantage, Reading will likely hinder the recent three-game unbeaten run of the visitors.

  • Reading form: 34 matches – 11 wins – 9 draws – 14 losses – 42 points.
  • Wigan form: 34 matches – 8 wins – 10 draws – 16 losses – 34 points.

Reading is at the bottom part along with Wigan. But the Royals are positioned at the 16th place while Wigan is in the relegation batch in the 22nd position of the league table.

Reading vs Wigan Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Their previous encounter awarded a 1-3 away win for Reading.
  • The host is unbeaten in their last five overall meetings.
  • Three of Royal’s recent five wins were as the host.
  • Wigan previously tasted an away win in the 2015 clash.

Reading vs Wigan Match preview

Reading has won four of their past five Championship matches against Wigan following a 1-3 away win earlier this season in the reverse fixture.

Even so, the Royals are on their longest winless run at home since January 2019. They are winless in the last five home matches with three draws and two losses in it.

Also, the host will be tired from the 1-0 loss to Leeds last time out away from home. However, they will be glad to return home to face a weaker side like Wigan.

In both their last two visits to Madejski, Wigan has returned home without any points. They lost 3-2 in their prior visit last season despite taking the lead in the clash.

The Latics have lost only one of their last six matches in the campaign. Also, the visitor is with at least three unbeaten games on the road this year.

Wigan is unbeaten in their last three matches following a 1-0 win at home against Millwall in their previous encounter. However, they will have a bigger fish to fry in their visit to Madejski.

Reading vs Wigan Prediction

Reading will be backed by their home ground advantage and overall league performance in the Championship until now. The Royals have won six of their 16 home matches so far in the campaign. Even though the numbers are low, their opponents are worse than that in their away record.

Wigan has struggled on the road and has marked only two wins in their 17 away matches until now in the league fixtures.  With their poor form away from home, the odds are against the Latics in the clash at Madejski.

It has to be noted that Reading is 8 points ahead of the visitors in the league table this season. As such, the Royals will have a slight edge over Wigan in the clash. Hence the punters can go with a draw no bet upon Reading as a safe bet.

Furthermore, both teams have averaged over 1.0 goals per match in the Championship this season so far. So, we can expect a couple of goals within the final whistle of the game. As such, the punters can have another bet in the goals area as there is a probability for over 1.5 goals in the encounter.

Reading vs Wigan Betting tips

  • Draw no bet: Reading @ 1.50 (1/2).
  • Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).

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