Reading prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 10 wins out of 15 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in November 2003, the Royals carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Dec||Wigan Ath.||0 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Reading||1-0||Wigan Ath.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Tue 22 Jan||Wigan Ath.||0 - 2||Reading||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 22 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Wigan Ath.||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Wed 16 May||Reading||2 - 1||Wigan Ath.||D2P|
|2000/2001||Sun 13 May||Wigan Ath.||0 - 0||Reading||D2P|
|2000/2001||Fri 09 Mar||Reading||1 - 0||Wigan Ath.||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 5 conceded.
The Latics have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.
Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 37 points from 20 games. Wigan Ath. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 20 games giving them a return of 40 points.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
This is certainly an intriguing match for the Royals, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw
|Reading||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Wigan Ath.||5 games since last away draw.|
No win in the 3 most recent games.