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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Reading v Wigan: Will the Wigan late show start at the Madejski?


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Reading slipped back into the relegation zone with Wigan last time out after losing at Stoke City but who will give their survival hopes the power of good this afternoon when the Royals and Latics clash at the Madejski?

Brian McDermott's men have given themselves a real shot at staying up following a run of four wins from seven. They are just one point behind Aston Villa, who take on Arsenal at the Emirates this afternoon, so they know victory here could see them above the parapet once again.

But Wigan will be no pushovers. They have the best away record in the bottom six and have been in this position time and time again, always coming good when it matters most.

Roberto Martinez's men have no problems scoring goals, but, like Reading, they do have problems keeping clean sheets, so this game should at least be a hit with the Goals Galore gamblers out there.

The visitors have won only won of their past 10 outings and their last win at Reading came in 1999. Will this be the day the Wigan comeback starts? Our pundits have their say.

Reading v Wigan Athletic; Kick Off 3pm February 23 2013

Prediction Panel

Arsenal

Josh Ben Moshe

2

V

1

Aston Villa

Frank Pattison

2

V

1

Chelsea

Apoorva Ankur

TBA    

V

TBA

Everton

Chris Goodwin

1

V

1

Fulham

Neil Springate

2

V

1

Liverpool

Dave Disciascio

1

V

2

Man City

Callum Rothwell

2

V

2

Man United

Peter Johnstone

3

V

2

Newcastle

Greg Hall

TBA

V

TBA

Norwich

Sue Read

1

V

2

QPR

John Jaycock

0

V

2

Reading

Jon Keen

1

V

3

Southampton

Andy Saunders

2

V

0

Stoke City

Peter Holland

2

V

1

Sunderland

Tony Ratton

2

V

1

Swansea

Jim Barry

3

V

1

Spurs

Adam Crawford

TBA

V

TBA

West Brom

Andy Wakeman

2

V

0

West Ham

Matt Beeby

1

V

4

Wigan

Jimmy Shine

2

V

2

 

 

 

 

 

OUR EXPERTS

 

 

 

 

Writer

Colin Illingworth

2

V

2

Writer

Steve Coulter

2

V

1

Writer

Hugh Larkin

1

V

1

Writer

Mitch Waddon

2

V

1

Writer

Chris Pettitt

1

V

1

Writer

Sarshar Hosseinnia    

0

V    

2

Blackburn fan

Terry Kennedy

2

V

1

Bolton fan

David Blackburn

2

V

1

Boro fan

Sue Gardener

2

V

0

Pompey fan

Dan Taylor

0

V

0

Pompey fan

Peter Rendle

1

V

1

West Ham fan

Nigel Telfer

2

V

2

Wolves fan

Chris Cox

2

V

1

Editor

Antony Melvin

2

V

1

Panel Verdict

Home win.

Home: 16; Draw: 9; Away: 6. TBA 3.

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