FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 21 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland pack their bags to visit Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 8 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 3 wins, and Reading have come away with 4 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was more than three years back, in August 2004, the Royals carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 15 SepSunderland2 - 1ReadingPREM
2004/2005Sat 09 AprSunderland1 - 2ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Tue 31 AugReading1 - 0SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 MarReading0 - 2SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 SepSunderland2 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Tue 17 FebSunderland4 - 1ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Sat 04 OctReading4 - 0SunderlandCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 6 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 18 points from their 17 games played so far, Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 14 points from 17 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Royals, as the The Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.