FM Preview: Wigan Athletic v Reading 24 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Wigan Athletic v Reading fixture

Reading travel to take on Wigan Athletic at Robin Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 18 games played, Royals have recorded 2 wins, and Wigan Athletic have come away with 9 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Wigan Athletic was just over four years ago, in April 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2007/2008 Sat 26 Apr Wigan Ath. 0 - 0 Reading Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 22 Sep Reading 2 - 1 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2006/2007 Tue 30 Jan Reading 3 - 2 Wigan Ath. Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 26 Aug Wigan Ath. 1 - 0 Reading Premiership
2004/2005 Sun 08 May Wigan Ath. 3 - 1 Reading Championship
2004/2005 Sat 27 Nov Reading 1 - 1 Wigan Ath. Championship
2003/2004 Sat 06 Dec Wigan Ath. 0 - 2 Reading League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Latics's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Royals have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Wigan Athletic are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 11 points from 12 matches.

Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 11 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Wigan Athletic 6 2 1 3 5 8 7
Reading 6 1 3 2 11 13 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Robin Park with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Wigan Athletic Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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