FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Wigan Athletic fixture

Reading are ready to welcome Wigan Athletic to Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, winning 62.50% of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was within the last three years, in November 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 26 AugWigan Ath.1 - 0ReadingPREM
2004/2005Sun 08 MayWigan Ath.3 - 1ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sat 27 NovReading1-1Wigan Ath.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Royals, with 7 goals against.

The away form of Wigan Ath. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Latics have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading's 34 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 23 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Royals being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Wigan Ath. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 8 games.
No win in the 9 most recent games.