FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 30 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Reading v Sunderland fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Sunderland at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 20 MarReading0-2SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 SepSunderland2 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Tue 17 FebSunderland4 - 1ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Sat 04 OctReading4 - 0SunderlandCHMP
1995/1996Sat 16 DecReading1 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1995/1996Sat 30 SepSunderland2 - 2ReadingCHMP
1994/1995Sat 03 DecSunderland0 - 1ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 4 conceded.

In complete contrast to Reading, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Black Cats have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 9 points from their 5 games so far. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 5 points from their 5 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Sunderland, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.