Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Wigan Athletic and Reading take on each other at DW Stadium in an eagerly-awaited League One game. The Latics are undefeated in the previous three league matches, but they need to start winning on a regular basis if they are to move away from the danger zone. Anyhow, home win should be considered as the visitors head into Saturday’s clash with a severely-weakened squad.
The Royals are still without Mamadi Camara, Ben Alliott, and Andy Yiadom (all on international duty), which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the home side. You should beard in mind that Reading have already suffered eight defeats on the road this term. In the first half of the season the Royals defeated the Latics, 2-0, meaning that the hosts are eager to get their revenge on the visiting side.
Highlighted Team (Wigan):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season.
Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well.
The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).