Wigan have gone five league games unbeaten against Reading, winning the last four.
Reading are without a league win against Wigan at the DW Stadium in five attempts, losing four (D1).
Wigan dropped a league-low six points from leading positions last season (excluding playoffs).
Wigan are winless in their last six opening day fixtures held on home soil, losing three and drawing three.
Reading have won just one of their last seven matches on the opening day of the season (D5 L1), though this did arrive last term against Ipswich.
Reading's Alex McCarthy made a league-high 175 saves in 2013/14.
No side scored more goals from set-pieces in the Championship last season than Reading (27).
No player has created more chances for Wigan last season than Ben Watson (52).
Reading's Alex Pearce won 265 aerial duels last season, more than any other Championship defender.
Garath McCleary provided 12 assists in 2013/14, seven more than any other Reading player.