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Wigan Athletic vs Reading Prediction, Odds, and Free Betting Tips (17/09/22)

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Wigan Athletic vs Reading: Top Free Betting Tips

Wigan Athletic added to Huddersfield Town's woes with a 1-2 victory during the midweek Championship festivities. The Latics will want a similar conclusion to their meeting with fourth-placed Reading in their home fixture at the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic to Win

Two points and seven places separate Wigan Athletic and Reading. A positive result for the Latics can see the take over their rivals, a conclusion the hosts will want to achieve. The Royals will not be easy to tame but will be short of confidence after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United in their last away trip. The last duel finished in favour of Wigan and we believe they should be able to add to their tally in this meeting.

Over 2.5 Goals

The last three H2H encounters finished with one side scoring three goals. Wigan were fortunate enough in the most recent outing while it was the Royals who forced the Over 2.5 Goals conclusion in the latter three. Both sides have seen three of their last four fixtures conclude in a similar manner, adding to our confidence in the Over 2.5 Goals selection.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Both sides have conceded 8 goals in their last five outings, showcasing the deficiencies at the back. The defensive acumen of Wigan and Reading will be tested in this meeting. The one that is able to hold their nerve will surely come out on top. Given the lapses in concentration in defence and quick turnaround of fixtures, we expect to see blows exchanged in this meeting.

Wigan Athletic vs Reading: Team News and Match Preview

Wigan Athletic

As the 2022/23 season gets in its full groove, the Latics are improving. They have played one game fewer than their rivals and can potentially move into playoff positions. A win against a direct playoff rival will be greatly appreciated and the Wigan support staff will have made special arrangements to ensure it at the DW Stadium. Their attacking unit will be under scrutiny as they have yet to get going on all four cylinders.


Akin to Wigan's resurgence, Reading has gone from strengths to strengths this season. The Royals have been gung-ho in their approach, going for broke at each time of asking. They have yet to register a draw this season, claiming five wins and tasting defeat on four occasions. If they are to make a concerted playoff push the defence needs to improve as they are the only side in the top 10 with a negative goal difference.

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Wigan Athletic vs Reading

Where is the game being played? DW Stadium (Wigan).
Who are the players to watch? Will Keane (Wigan Athletic) and Lucas Joao (Reading).
When is the match scheduled? The match will take place on 17 September 2022 at 15:00 GMT.