SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Reading's crunch relegation clash with Wigan in the English Championship on Saturday.
Reading vs Wigan (Saturday, 15:00)
A massive showdown in the English Championship relegation scrap takes place on Saturday afternoon as Reading welcome Wigan to the Madejski Stadium.
The Royals have failed to record a league win in their last 11 attempts, most recently losing 2-1 at Coventry, meaning they start the weekend residing in the bottom-three.
As for Wigan, they are currently propping up the table with two games to go, however back-to-back wins over Stoke and Milwall have set the wheels in motion for an unexpected great escape.
Given that it's difficult to have much faith in either team here, I'm going to steer clear of the outright betting and instead head to Bet 365’s Bet Builder market.
If we combine each team to see over zero cards and over three match cards we will be presented with a backable 4/5 (Bet 365) shot that holds appeal
The stakes couldn't be much higher ahead of this do-or-die dust-up for Wigan and given the immense pressure that will be on both sides, I suspect that sparks could fly in Berkshire.
What’s more, Noel Hunt’s hosts have been one of the more ill-disciplined sides in the Championship this season, averaging 2.11 yellow cards per-game.
Shaun Maloney's men on the other hand, are not too far behind with their tally of 1.91, a figure that rises to 2.00 when the Latics are operating away from their Lancashire base.
While referee Andy Davies is a standard-frequency card issuer – averaging 3.88 yellow cards per 90 in the second tier this season – I’m prepared to look beyond that figure here in what is a huge relegation six-pointer.
It’s also worth noting that this particular Bet Builder would have paid out in five of Reading’s last six league games, as well as four of Wigan’s last seven, all of which makes the 4/5 (Bet 365) quote about a repeat here even more attractive.
- Over 0 Reading Cards, Over 0 Wigan Cards & Over 3 Match Cards– Bet Builder – 4/5 (Bet 365)