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Wigan vs Reading prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 20 January 2024

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: DW Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

​Wigan vs Reading: Top free betting tips

Which of these struggling fallen giants will record a needed win? Our Wigan vs Reading prediction is for a tight match with not many goals. 

Wigan remain only just above the relegation zone after only able to record back-to-back 1-1 league draws. The Latics are decent at home though. They lost only 1 of their last 5 home league games (W3 D1). Reading’s off-the-field turmoil continues and right now saving the club’s existence is the primary goal, not so much the results on the pitch. 

​​​Correct outcome prediction: Draw

With our first Wigan vs Reading prediction, we try to forecast the outcome and we think there is a very good chance for the spoils to be shared. Wigan recorded 5 draws in the last 10 rounds (W2 L3). Now they are up against a Reading team that recorded 4 consecutive away draws in recent weeks. 

​​Total corners prediction: Over 8.5 corners

Our next Wigan vs Reading prediction looks at the Corners Market. We think this game will have at least 9 total corners. This was the case in 4 of the last 6 H2Hs. Also, 3 of Wigan’s last 4 home games had 9 or more corners in them. 

​​​Correct score prediction: 1-1 draw

As usual, our final Wigan vs Reading prediction tries to foresee the correct score and we pick 1-1 as our most likely choice for this match. Wigan recorded 5 draws in the last 10 rounds and 4 of those had been 1-1 results.

Reading also seems to like this outcome as 4 of Reading’s last 6 draws in all competitions had been 1-1 scorelines.

​​Wigan vs Reading: What the fans think

Wigan fans remember past glories

Reading fans proud with player's loyalty

 

How far will Reading’s fans travel to Wigan?

The driving distance between Reading and Wigan is 189 miles (305km). The long journey up north from Berkshire is also across some smaller roads and even in good conditions, it should take close to 4 hours to cover the distance. Considering the winter wonderland predicted for Saturday the trip should take longer.  

Just a quick reminder to all Reading fans. Please, don’t forget to bring your tennis balls, the game won’t be the same without them.  

​Wigan vs Reading: Tickets

Despite all the turmoil at the club Reading have sold already all their 512 allocated tickets for this game. However, other Reading fans can still gain entry to the stadium with a ticket purchased on the day of the match from the Ticket Office at DW. 

There are still plenty of tickets available for Wigan fans. They can be purchased right up until kick-off and all tickets are priced at £25.00 for adults.

​​​FAQs: Wigan vs Reading

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DW stadium, home of Wigan – Photo by Icon sport
  • Who will be the referee? Tom Reeves, an official showing 4.7 cards per game on average over his last 10, will be the main referee. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in late December, Reading beat Wigan 2-0 at home. 
  • What was Reading’s last result? The Royals had to abandon their last game vs Port Vale after their angry fans invaded the pitch early on protesting the ownership.

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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