FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 07 November 2003
History of the Reading v Wigan Athletic fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Madjeski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, winning 64.29% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madjeski Stadium was two seasons ago, in December 2001, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Tue 22 JanWigan0 - 2ReadingLD2
2001/2002Sat 22 DecReading1-1WiganLD2
2000/2001Wed 16 MayReading2 - 1WiganD2P
2000/2001Sun 13 MayWigan0 - 0ReadingD2P
2000/2001Fri 09 MarReading1 - 0WiganLD2
2000/2001Fri 06 OctWigan1 - 1ReadingLD2
1999/2000Sat 22 AprWigan1 - 0ReadingLD2

Recent respective form guides

Reading have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

Wigan have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Latics, and 5 goals against.

Reading's 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Wigan are leading the way in the Nationwide League Division One, with their 17 games giving them a return of 33 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Reading64028612
Wigan631210610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Wigan Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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