Wigan Athletic vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wigan Athletic vs Reading Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Wigan suffered a fourth straight defeat just before the international break as they went down 2-0 at Middlesbrough. Athletic can have few complaints about the result as they were second best to the Teesiders.

Reading stretched their unbeaten run to two as they twice fought back from behind to claim a point at home to Ipswich. The game ended in a 2-2 draw and it is hard to argue that a tie is a fair reflection of the match.

These two sides have not met since the 2016/17 Championship when the Royals won both fixtures. The team hosting the fixture has won just two of their last seven head-to-head meetings.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite their strong home form it is hard to back Wigan here given they have lost their last four and won just one of their last eight. Reading have lost their last three on the road but they have drawn at Brentford and Aston Villa recently and won at Preston so they are capable and at the odds I like them and the draw in the double chance market. Especially given the greater goal threat that they carry at the moment.

Yakou Meite has six in his last five and looks capable of netting here and I think in a game that could be low-scoring I like him each-way to be the first goalscorer.

 

Reading and draw double chance

Yakou Meite first goalscorer, each-way

 

Wigan Athletic saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wigan Athletic Form Guide

Wigan Athletic Team Logo

Wigan Athletic

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

29-12-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

01-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

26-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

09-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

13-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L H

01-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

29-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Wigan Athletic Preview

The Latics are struggling after a good start to the season losing their last four and winning just one of their last eight. They sit 16th in the league while the expected goals data table has them down in 20th.

At the DW Stadium, they lost their previous one to Leeds but before that were unbeaten in front of their own fans. The Lancashire side have seen a total of just nine goals combined from their last six at home.

A lack of goals has been a concern for Wigan this season who have netted just 19 times which is the joint-sixth lowest. Their defence has shipped 26 times which is the sixth worst ranked defence in the division.

 

Wigan Athletic Team News

Cheyenne Dunkley (knee) is a doubt though Sam Morsy is available following a one-game suspension. Gavin Massey, Michael Jacobs and Will Grigg (all hamstring) are long-term absentees.

Reading Preview

The Royals have been a mixed bag of late with two victories, two draws and a defeat from their last five. They sit in 20th though the expected goals data believes they should be down in 23rd.

Away from the Madejski, they are without a win, losing each of their last three though all three defeats came against top 12 sides. Six of their last seven on the road have seen both teams net.

For a side in 20th Reading have done surprisingly well going forward netting 24 times which gives them the ninth ranked attack. At the back, they have really struggled conceding 29 times which is joint-third worst in the league.

Reading Team News

The Royals have an extensive injury list with Paul McShane, Omar Richards (both hamstring), Adrian Popa, Vito Mannone, (both ankle) all doubts while Dave Edwards (medial collateral ligament), Jordan Obita (cruciate), Jon Dadhi Bodvarsson (back) and Saeid Ezzatolahi (thigh) are long-term absentees.

Wigan Athletic Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wigan Athletic vs Reading Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Christian Walton 182 75
12 LB Reece James - -
21 CD Cedric Kipre 196 -
33 CD Daniel Burn 198 83
20 RB Kal Naismith 170 78
18 RM Gary Roberts 178 74
10 AM Josh Windass 175 68
2 LM Nathan Byrne 183 76
5 CM Sam Morsy 173 75
4 CM Darron Gibson 183 90
25 CF Nick Powell 183 66
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Anssi Jaakkola 195 88
24 RB Tyler Blackett 186 80
4 CD John O'Shea 191 75
6 CD Liam Moore 186 86
2 LB Chris Gunter 180 71
10 CM John Swift 182 73
35 CM Andy Rinomhota 175 -
38 CM Liam Kelly 168 65
21 CF Yakou Meite 184 82
14 LF Sone Aluko 173 62
12 RF Garath McCleary 188 76