Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 32 Goals 23 (41)
(32) 26 Assists 15 (28)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
29.1 Average Age 29.4
180.7 Average Height (cm) 181.8
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(47%) 44% Aerial Duel Success 45% (42%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.4)
(1.7) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Watson Out 6.73
Antolin Alcaraz Out 7.03
Albert Crusat Out N/A
Gary Caldwell Doubtful 6.48
James McArthur Doubtful 6.84
Player Reason Status Rating
Jem Karacan Out 6.62
Alex McCarthy Out 7.16
Danny Guthrie Out 6.71

Team News

  • Ben Watson suffered a broken shin in the game against Liverpool last weekend and will be out until the New Year, while Gary Caldwell picked up a knock in the defeat and is a doubt.
  • Roberto Martinez will hope to have James McArthur back available after the Scot missed the game with Liverpool, with Jordi Gomez or David Jones likely to come in if he cannot recover in time.
  • Franco Di Santo was ineffective last time out and could be replaced by Miyaichi, with Kone moving into a more central role.
  • Jimmy Kebe should be back in contention having missed the game against Everton, though Guthrie and Karacan remain sidelined.
  • With no new injury concerns, however, McDermott is likely to field an unchanged side to the one that picked up their first win of the season last time out.
  • Hal Robson-Kanu should start on the right with Morrison keeping his place alongside Gorkss at centre-back.

Prediction

  • Wigan's home form has been poor this season, winning just once in the 6 league games they have played in front of their fans, but they face a Reading side yet to win on their travels, so something could give this weekend.
  • The visitors know that a win here would see them leapfrog their hosts and move further away from the drop having just escaped from the relegation zone with a win over Everton.
  • Martinez will be keen not to drop into the bottom three this weekend and will look to his side to control possession and cope with Reading's attacks from wide, with the home wing-backs needing to get through a lot of work.
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  • Will Wigan continue playing their brand of attacking football ? Just wait and see....

  • James McArthur, Franco Di Santo, Ryo Miyaichi, Albert Crusat and Antolin Alcaraz are Injured

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