Premier League: Wigan v Reading match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the DW Stadium

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Wigan and Reading clash in the Premier League at the DW Stadium on Saturday in what is shaping as an early-season relegation battle.

Wigan lead 17th-placed Reading by two points, but both clubs are in danger of getting sucked into the bottom three if they don't find winning form quickly.

Reading finally broke their duck last week against Everton and are now unbeaten in four matches following successive draws against Norwich, QPR and Fulham.

Adam Le Fondre was the hero last week with his two second-half goals completing a come-from-behind 2-1 triumph over Everton.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm


Wigan 0 Reading 0, Premier League, April 2008

Reading 2 (Kitson, Harper) Wigan 1 (Bent), Premier League, September 2007

Reading 3 (Ingimarsson, Long, Lita) Wigan 2 (Heskey, Landzaat), Premier League, January 2007


Reading have won five and lost none of their last seven home matches against Wigan

There have been five goals scored in the 85th minute or later in the last five league meetings between Wigan and Reading

Every time Wigan have conceded the first goal this season (seven games) they have lost the match


Wigan to win: 1.85

Reading to win: 4.00

Draw: 3.60

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm