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  • November 24, 2012
  • • 23:00
  • • The DW Stadium, Wigan
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 15436
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Wigan - Reading Preview: Latics looking to reverse awful home form

Wigan - Reading Preview: Latics looking to reverse awful home form

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The Latics have lost regular starters Gary Caldwell and James McArthur as they prepare to face Brian McDermott's side, who seek to continue their run of four games unbeaten

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WIGAN

Al-Habsi
Lopez, Ramis, Figueroa
Boyce, McCarthy, Jones, Beausejour
Maloney, Kone, Di Santo
READING

Federici
Gunter, Morrison, Gorkss, Shorey
Robson-Kanu, Tabb, Leigertwood, McAnuff
Le Fondre, Roberts

Wigan are still without the injured Antolin Alcaraz (groin) in defence, while fellow centre back and captain Gary Caldwell is ruled out (hamstring) so Adrian Lopez could start in his place.

Midfielders James McArthur (hip) and Albert Crusat (knee) are unavailable, while Ben Watson (broken leg) was injured against Liverpool, so David Jones or playmaker Jordi Gomez could start in central midfield.

Reading could field an unchanged lineup with goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder) still unavailable and central midfielders Danny Guthrie (thigh) and Jem Karacan (knee) yet to recover from injuries.

Hal Robson-Kanu could retain his place on the right wing ahead of Garath McCleary, and Jimmy Kebe (groin) who is doubtful.

Adam Le Fondre started up front last weekend alongside Jason Roberts in a front two, but Noel Hunt and Pavel Pogrebnyak will also be fighting for a starting spot.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Wigan have won just one of their six Premier League games this season at the DW Stadium, losing three and conceding at least two goals in all but one of them.
  • Reading have failed to win any of their five away matches in the Premier League so far this season, losing three and drawing two.
  • The Royals have won five and lost none of their last seven home matches against Wigan.
  • The visitors have not won a single one of the four Premier League games they have scored first in this season, conceding each lead to draw all four.
  • Jobi McAnuff has provided 29 per cent of Reading’s assists this season, the highest proportion in the top-flight.
  • Reading striker Jason Roberts (pictured right) won promotion to the Premier League with Wigan in 2005 before moving to Blackburn in 2006, where he scored in each of the three matches against the Latics in which he played at least 30 minutes.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Wigan Athletic

Reading

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
Draw
Reading FC REA
Reading FC Reading
50%
24%
26%

Top 3 Predictions

Wigan Athletic FC WIG
1 - 2
Reading FC REA
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
2 - 1
Reading FC REA
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
1 - 1
Reading FC REA

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