FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

History of the Reading v Wigan Athletic fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 06 DecWigan Ath.0 - 2ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 08 NovReading1-0Wigan Ath.CHMP
2001/2002Tue 22 JanWigan Ath.0 - 2ReadingLGE1
2001/2002Sat 22 DecReading1 - 1Wigan Ath.LGE1
2000/2001Wed 16 MayReading2 - 1Wigan Ath.D2P
2000/2001Sun 13 MayWigan Ath.0 - 0ReadingD2P
2000/2001Fri 09 MarReading1 - 0Wigan 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.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.