Unimaginative bet to be landed as Reading travel to Wigan

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It may not be the most lucrative of prices, but 8/13 looks well worth accepting that both Wigan and Reading get on the scoresheet when they clash at the DW Stadium.

Making a case for Reading finding the target is pretty straightforward, notably as Wigan have failed to keep a clean sheet in their six home games thus far, while the last five have seen both teams find the target.

What is also interesting is that Wigan have conceded at least twice in five of their six league encounters at the DW.

Therefore, punters may find some appeal in the2/1 that Reading score over 1.5 goals, with 4/11 the price that they breach the home goal at least once.

In terms of picking a winner, Wigan are considered 10/11 favourites to triumph, despite losing each of their last two Premier League games.

Furthermore, the DW is clearly no fortress with Wigan taking maximum points just once at home so far this season.

Reading are unbeaten in four in the league, with three of these fixtures ending all square. The draw looks tempting here at 12/5, with an away win available at 3/1.

If Reading score first it will be especially hard to know what to expect, as they have failed to prevail in any of the four fixtures in which they have broken the deadlock.

Meanwhile, Wigan have lost all of their games in which they have fallen behind.

Jason Roberts has a great record against his former club, having found the target in three Premier League meetings with Wigan.

He is likely to start for Reading here and can be backed at 8/1 to open the scoring, with 5/2 fine value that he nets at any time in the 90 minutes.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.