Reading vs Sunderland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Reading vs Sunderland Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two of the bottom six in the Championship in action.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Reading are looking to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat in midweek though losing to Fulham is no disgrace.  The Royals worked hard to restrict their opponents to only a few chances but rarely looked like scoring themselves.

Sunderland picked up their second successive draw on Tuesday night as they were held to a 1-1 by Norwich at the Stadium of Light.  The Black Cats can consider themselves a little unlucky that they did not take all three points despite a George Honeyman goal.

The reverse fixture came in early December and the Royals won that 3-1 thanks to a Mo Barrow brace and one from Dave Edwards.  The Wearsiders had a Lewis Grabban consolation but they have now lost five of the last seven meetings between the duo.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sunderland have been a little unlucky not to win their last two so might not be pushovers here but then Reading are also showing improved signs beating QPR and Preston at home in recent weeks.

Paul Clement will try to keep things tight as a point will suit Reading but it will not suit Sunderland so it will be fascinating to see which approach wins out.  I can see the game being level at half-time and the second-half producing the most goals.

 

Game to be level at half-time

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

 

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sunderland

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Reading

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Reading Preview

The Royals have had mixed fortunes of late with two victories and two defeats in their previous four.  It means they are still not safe from relegation five points above Barnsley with four to play (though five for Barnsley).

At the Madejski Stadium, they have won their last two and are unbeaten in their previous four.  Mo Barrow has netted in three of the last six Championship fixtures in front of his own fans

Five of the last six Reading fixtures have seen one or both teams fail to find the back of the net.   Each of their last six head-to-head meetings against Sunderland have gone over 2.5 goals.

 

Reading Team News

Leandro Bacuna will miss the game through suspension.  Tyler Blackett (knock), Axel Andresson (ankle), Callum Harriott, Paul McShane (both hamstring), Tommy Elphick, Joe Mendez and Stephen Quinn (all knee) are doubts.  Jordan Obita (ligament) and Gareth McCleary (broken ankle) are out for the remainder of the season.

Sunderland Preview

The Black Cats have drawn their last two but they have not won enough this season picking up a divisional low six victories.  They have 33 points which puts them six behind Bolton in 21st which their final two fixture coming away at Fulham and at home to Wolves.

Away from the Stadium of Light, they have been a mixed bag of late with one victory, three draws and two defeats from their last six.  In five of their last seven on the road both teams have found the back of the net.

Just two of the last six and three of the last seven league games that Sunderland have played have gone over 2.5 goals.  George Honeyman has found the back of the net in three of his last four starts.

 

Sunderland Team News

Marc Wilson (knock), Patrick McNair, Billy Jones (both knee), Darron Gibson, (groin), Jonny Williams and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are doubts while Duncan Watmore (knee), Robbin Ruitter (broken finger) and Tyias Browning (groin) are out for the season.

 

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Reading vs Sunderland Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Vito Mannone 188 77
50 RB Omar Richards - -
6 CD Liam Moore 186 86
20 CD Tiago Ilori 190 80
2 LB Chris Gunter 180 71
38 CM Liam Kelly 168 65
10 CM John Swift 182 73
16 CM David Edwards 183 78
23 CF Jon Dadi Boedvarsson 190 85
14 LF Sone Aluko 173 62
17 RF Modou Barrow 176 63
No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Lee Camp 183 75
3 RB Bryan Oviedo 172 70
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
22 LB Donald Love 178 72
36 CD Marc Wilson 188 80
19 RM Aiden McGeady 178 72
26 CM George Honeyman 173 72
13 LM Callum McManaman 175 74
6 CDM Lee Cattermole 178 76
4 CM Patrick McNair 183 72
9 CF Ashley Fletcher 185 78