Reading vs Wigan Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 29/04/2023

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Reading - Wigan

England Championship - Select Car Leasing Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Reading take on Wigan at the Select Car Leasing Stadium in an English Championship fixture on Saturday, April 29th. Two of the league’s bottom three clubs collide this weekend. Read our Championship predictions along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Reading vs Wigan

Two of the Championship’s bottom three clubs meet when Reading host Wigan in a relegation six-pointer on Saturday. Read our top Reading vs Wigan predictions for this weekend’s fixture.

Wigan Double Chance

Back-to-back victories over Stoke and Millwall have sparked new survival hopes for bottom club Wigan and the Latics can strengthen their push for safety with a positive result at fellow relegation zone dwellers Reading on Saturday. Still without a new permanent manager, The Royals have gone 11 games in the Championship without winning and with confidence in their camp low, we recommend backing the visitors in the double chance market against them for our opening Reading vs Wigan prediction.

Both Teams to Score

Reading and Wigan rank in the bottom four this season for goals conceded in the Championship and with their defences equally brittle, we’re tipping both teams to concede on Saturday. BTTS has landed in eight of Reading’s last 11 Championship home fixtures, while Wigan have kept only two clean sheets in their last 17 games on the road. No team has collected fewer shutouts than Reading overall however, so back both sides to ship goals again in this one.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Reading vs Wigan

View our rundown of key stats for Saturday’s contest featuring Reading vs Wigan below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds. If you’re after even more football betting tips, click the link to see the rest of our latest predictions.

Head to Head

17/09/22

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Reading

Reading

0

1

26/02/20

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Wigan

Wigan

0

3

30/11/19

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Reading

Reading

1

3

09/03/19

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Wigan

Wigan

3

2

24/11/18

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Reading

Reading

0

0

Last Five - Reading

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Burton Albion

Burton Albion

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Reading

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

Last Five - Wigan

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Wigan

Wigan

0

2

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Wigan

Wigan

1

2

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Wigan

Wigan

1

2

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Wigan

Wigan

2

2

D

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Wigan

Wigan

0

0

D

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Reading – Wigan odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s contest below.

Reading odds: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%

Draw odds: 39/20 (2.95) – 33.9%

Wigan odds: 33/20 (2.65) – 37.7%

Reading are the expected winners in the markets this weekend, but only just, and they have a 38.5% chance of success according to the latest probability figures. Interestingly, backing a draw in the half time market would get you a price of 10/11(1.91. A 1-1 draw is listed at a tight-looking 9/4 (3.25) the correct score market with an implied probability of 30.8%.

Reading vs Wigan Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Reading vs Wigan lineups and team news for Saturday’s Championship fixture below.

Reading

Reading have a long list of missing players at present which includes Tom Ince, Liam Moore, Junior Hoilett, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Ovie Ejaria and Sam Hutchinson. The Royals were beaten 2-1 at Coventry last time out and they are now positioned just three points off the foot of the table.

Predicted Lineup for Reading: Lumley – Yiadom, Holmes, Sarr, Guinness-Walker – Azeez, Hendrick, Casadei, Camara – Joao, Ehibhatiomhan

Wigan

Long-term absentees Martin Kelly and Jason Kerr are joined on the sidelines by keeper Ben Amos and midfielder Daniel Sinani this week. Wigan scored late on to clinch three precious points against Millwall in their last league assignment.

Predicted Lineup for Wigan: Jones – Rekik, Whatmough, Nyambe – Darikwa, Power, Tiehi, McClean – Lang, Keane, Magennis

Player to Watch – Will Keane

Will Keane was Wigan’s man of the hour again last weekend when he struck his second goal in as many games to help the Latics to victory over Millwall. The 30-year-old is now up to 12 Championship goals for the campaign and the striker will be determined to keep his streak going on Saturday.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Reading

Reading
20
Cesare Casadei
it
1
Joe Lumley
gb
24
Naby Sarr
fr
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
23
Junior Hoilett
ca
Substitutes
22
Mamadou Loum N'Diaye
sn
31
Coniah Boyce-Clarke
jm

Wigan

Wigan
22
Christ Tiehi
ci
1
Jamie Jones
gb
8
Max Power
gb
19
Callum Lang
gb
32
Charlie Hughes
gb
2
Ryan Nyambe
na
27
Tendayi Darikwa
zw
10
Will Keane
ie
5
Jack Whatmough
gb
28
Josh Magennis
gb
11
James McClean
ie
Substitutes
29
Steven Caulker
sl
24
Omar Rekik
tn
9
Charlie Wyke
gb
30
Thelo Aasgaard
no
40
Sam Tickle
gb
4
Tom Naylor
gb
25
Danel Sinani
lu

Reading vs Wigan Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Reading vs Wigan prediction

Where will Saturday’s game be played?

The Select Car Leasing Stadium will host Reading’s encounter with Wigan on Saturday afternoon.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 15:00 BST.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend taking a glance at the odds provided by Stake and Ladbrokes for Saturday’s tussle. Make sure to check out our expert Reading vs Wigan prediction near the top of this page.


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Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.