Wigan Athletic vs Reading: Preview and Prediction

Wigan Athletic vs Reading
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 5th November 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan.

Wigan Athletic registered their third win of the season as they edge past Cardiff 1-0 in their away game last weekend. Despite the win, they still remain inside the relegation zone, but moved one place up to 22nd. Wigan had a horrendous start to their 2016/17 campaign, but have improved a lot in recent outings. They suffered only one defeat in the last 5 picking up 2 wins and 3 draws along the way.

Reading are currently 5th in the standings with 25 points from their 15 matches so far. They defeated Nottingham at home by a 2-0 margin in the last round fixture, registering their second league win a row. They had experienced a slight drop in form in previous weeks and managed only 2 points from a possible 12 before the back-to-back wins.

Wigan Athletic vs Reading: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Wigan are on a 7 match unbeaten run against Reading with 5 wins and 2 draws in all competitions.
  • The home record of Wigan is even better as they are unbeaten in the last 6 with 4 wins and 2 draws.
  • The latest meeting between the two sides was during the 2014/15 season – Wigan were held to a 2-2 draw at home before earning a 1-0 win in the reverse leg.
  • Five of the last 6 meeting between the two sides across all venues have seen over 2.5 goals.

Wigan Athletic vs Reading: Prediction

Reading are a side in good spirits after picking up back-to-back league wins without conceding. However, they haven’t beaten Wigan in 8 competitive fixtures. Also, despite staying inside the relegation zone for majority of the season, Wigan have considerably improved in recent weeks. But they normally play to pick up draws against teams in good form. One of their major problems is in scoring goals, but the same can be said about Reading. Both teams have been defensively good this season, so we can expect this to be a tight affair. A 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome, with Reading heading into this game as slight favourites.

Wigan Athletic vs Reading: Bet Tips

Draw at 3.20 (11/5)
Correct Score: 1-1 at 11/2 (6.50).