|Match date||Friday 6 October 2000,
Note that this game has been moved from the originally scheduled Saturday - and no, it's not going to be on Sky!
|Opposition||Wigan Athletic (Away - League)|
|Ticket information||The JJB Stadium,
Robin Park Complex, Newtown, Wigan, WN5 0UZ
General Enquiries: 01942 774000
Away fans don't have to worry about getting a ticket with an allocation of up to 8,000 in Wigan's 25,000 all-seated JJB Stadium. With the game on a Friday night far fewer fans will be able to make the trip up North it's going to echo in that away end! Wigan find themselves in a similar position to the Royals with a shiny new state-of-the-art stadium being used for Second Division football. Traveling Royals fans will feel right at home - asuming they've been able to make the Madejski Stadium "home".
Tickets are pay on the day for Reading fans.
|Travel, pubs, food||
|Team news||To come closer to the
Reading - from: Whitehead, Gurney, Viveash, Hunter, Williams, Newman, Parkinson, Caskey, Hodges, Butler, Cureton, McIntyre, Jones, Murty, Smith, Howie, Mackie.
Wigan Athletic - from: Carroll, Sharp, McGibbon, Balmer, Bradshaw, De Zeeuw, Nicholls, Roberts, Haworth, Green, Martinez, Kilford, McLaughlin, Stillie, McLoughlin, Padula.
There's no doubting that Reading are in amazing form. Alan Pardew rightly picked up the
Second Division manager of the month award this week after guiding Reading to 5 wins out of 6 league games during September. Reading won all of their home games - 4-0, 5-0, and 5-1. If that record isn't ridiculous enough, we've also won two out of three away matches with the one defeat being a game we could have easily won at Peterborough. Last Saturday the Royals were stuffing Rotherham away 3-1, meanwhile Wigan were drawing 2-2 away at Swindon - hardly an as impressive result.
|Match Odds||Available at Bet
247, where you can currently get a free 5 quid bet:
The bookies make Wigan firm favourites for victory:
Reading Win: 5/2
Wigan Win: 10/11
With the odds available I'd be extremely tempted to go for a Reading victory myself: Reading win 1-0: 8/1
Reading win 2-0: 14/1
Reading win 2-1: 12/1
Reading win 3-0: 40/1
Reading win 3-1: 33/1
Reading win 3-2: 33/1
Reading win 4-0: 100/1
Online - Unofficial website which predicts Reading as play-off winners
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