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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Mar||Reading||0-2||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Sep||Sunderland||2 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Tue 17 Feb||Sunderland||4 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 04 Oct||Reading||4 - 0||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 16 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 30 Sep||Sunderland||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 03 Dec||Sunderland||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.