Sunderland v Reading Match Preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 10th December 2012
Reading travel to take on Sunderland at Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 8 games played, Royals have recorded 2 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 3 victories.
History of the Sunderland v Reading fixture
The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was back in September 2007, over five years ago, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Dec||Reading||2 - 1||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Sep||Sunderland||2-1||Reading||Premier League|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 2||Reading||Championship|
|2004/2005||Tue 31 Aug||Reading||1 - 0||Sunderland||Championship|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Mar||Reading||0 - 2||Sunderland||League Division One|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Sep||Sunderland||2 - 0||Reading||League Division One|
|1997/1998||Tue 17 Feb||Sunderland||4 - 1||Reading||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Black Cats have scored 4, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Reading is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Royals have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 13 points from their 15 games thus far.
Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 9 points from their 15 games thus far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Stadium of Light with a well-deserved point. No-score draw
|Sunderland||Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.
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