Wigan vs Reading preview: Just two points separate these two sides which are in relegation trouble.
Both teams are in danger of the drop. The Royals is slightly ahead in the table, but only 2 points separate them from Wigan, third from bottom of the table. Home advantage will be key for Wigan to register a win.
Wigan and Reading meet for their Championship clash at DW Stadium on Saturday, 30 November (kick-off time 11.00 pm).
Wigan needs to be at their best here as they look to put themselves away from danger. The Latics will count on their home record, having been resilient at DW Stadium over the last season and a half in the Championship. With only 4 wins and draws each in the campaign so far, Wigan is a leading candidate for getting relegated in this season. Their last meet ended in a 3-2 home win for the Royals in March 2019. Two of the last three fixtures held here ended in a stalemate. A weak defence is their main problem. Wigan has conceded 28 goals in the league while scoring only16 goals in the process.
Wigan possible lineup: Marshall, Robinson, Mulgrew, Dunkley, Sterling, Pillkington, Morsy, MacLeod, J. Lowe, Gamer, K. Moore
Reading has been familiar with the relegation battle in recent years, mainly because of a poor away record. That is holding them back once again, having won once and lost four times on the road this season. The Royals have won only three times in their last 39 away games in the Championship. In their last game out, they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leeds at home.
Reading possible lineup: Rafael, Richards, L. Moore, Morrison, Miazga, Gunter, Ejaria, Rinomhota, J. Swift, Puscas, Meite
Wigan vs Reading Head-to-Head
Reading has won just once in their last 8 trips to Wigan and the record is unlikely to improve here, especially with the away side on a tumbling form.
Wigan has registered 4 wins and 3 losses in their 8 home matches in this league season. Despite defeats in their last two home matches against Swansea and Brentford, the Latics will not be affected as both teams are from the top part of the table. With home ground advantage, a better form at home and Reading struggling, the hosts should make the most of the coming game. Wigan has two 1-0 home wins this season, while Reading has lost by that scoreline in 3 of their last 5 games on the road. That said, pick Wigan to win by 1 goal.