Sunderland vs Reading prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 11/02/2023

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Reading

Sunderland - Reading

England Championship - Stadium of Light

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Sunderland vs Reading with the game due to take place on Saturday 11th February.

Sunderland vs Reading: Our top betting predictions

These two sides both arrive here in very similar form. Will that see the action play out into a draw or will someone find a way to grab all three points? Find out with our Sunderland vs Reading match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Sunderland to edge it

We've already touched on the fact that the form of these teams is extremely tight across recent weeks but, despite that, we're predicting Sunderland to win. In general form terms, both sides have won one, drawn two and lost one of their last five games whilst the head to head record across the last five meetings is very even too. The reason we lean towards a Sunderland win rather than a draw comes in the respective home and away form; Reading have lost each of their last three away games and, longer term, they've lost seven of 10 with just one win in that period.

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Goals at both ends

Our next prediction for this game sees us backing both teams to score. Sunderland have seen each of their last three games feature goals at both ends, as have four of their last five outings. For Reading, it's a not too dissimilar service with three of their last four games ending with both teams scoring goals. Three of the last four head to head games have seen both teams score too.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Sunderland vs Reading

Head to Head

14/09/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

3

14/04/18

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

2

02/12/17

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Reading

Reading

1

3

Last Five - Sunderland

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

0

L

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

L

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

L

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

1

W

09/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

0

D

Last Five - Reading

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Burton Albion

Burton Albion

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Reading

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.

Sunderland odds: 12/13 (1.92) – 52%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29%

Reading odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%

Sunderland arrive into this game as big favourites to take the win. Given some of their recent results and their injury list though, there will be plenty of punters who are attracted to the bigger priced draw and away win markets. The total goals and both teams to score markets will attract a fair bit of money too in our opinion. With only two real outcomes for each – if focussing on 2.5 total goals – don't have masses between them as far as odds go; that leaves opportunity for bettors to exploit.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Sunderland vs Reading

Sunderland

Sunderland arrive into this game with a few names on their injury list. Amongst them are Corry Evans, Lynden Gooch and most importantly Ross Stewart. With Stewart sidelined, the Black Cats really need to find a way of getting amongst the goals. That will either be achieved through an individual stepping up or a change in system to something a tad more attack minded.

Predicted lineup – Patterson, Alese, Batth, Ballard, Hume, Neil, Michut, Clarke, Diallo, Roberts, Gelhardt

Reading

Reading have been in a rather poor run of form recently but they showed tremendous character to come back from 2-0 down in their last game against Watford. They will want to avoid having to fight back in this game but those qualities they showed are useful during any game of football. As for the team selection itself. we can see an unchanged XI coming in.

Predicted lineup – Lumley, Mbengue, Holmes, McIntyre, Yiadom, Loum, Hendrick, Casadel, Hoilett, Ince, Long

Starting Lineups

Sunderland

Sunderland
5
Daniel Ballard
gb
32
Trai Hume
gb
1
Anthony Patterson
gb
42
Aji Alese
gb
16
Amad Diallo
ci
6
Danny Batth
gb
25
Edouard Michut
fr
20
Jack Clarke
gb
24
Dan Neill
gb
10
Patrick Roberts
gb
28
Joe Gelhardt
gb
Substitutes
22
Isaac Lihadji
fr
17
Abdoullah Ba
fr
39
Pierre Ekwah
fr
19
Jewison Bennette
cr
12
Alex Bass
gb
13
Luke O'Nien
gb
21
Alex Pritchard
gb

Reading

Reading
1
Joe Lumley
gb
2
Andy Carroll
gb
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
23
Junior Hoilett
ca
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
10
Tom Ince
gb
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
7
Shane Long
ie
12
Rahman Baba
gh
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
24
Naby Sarr
fr
Substitutes
11
Yakou Meite
fr
15
Femi Azeez
gb
6
Scott Dann
gb
20
Cesare Casadei
it
19
Tyrese Fornah
gb
21
Dean Bouzanis
au
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

Sunderland losing Ross Stewart to a long term injury is a real bitter blow for their playoff hopes. That being said, their January addition Joe Gelhardt, who joined on loan from Leeds, is a player that is widely regarded as an exciting talent. With a couple of Premier League goals under his belt already, it will be interesting to see how he measures up in the Championship.

Check out the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

46 31 4 11 48 97
2 Ipswich

Ipswich

46 28 12 6 35 96
3 Leeds

Leeds

46 27 9 10 38 90
4 Southampton

Southampton

46 26 9 11 24 87
5 West Brom

West Brom

46 21 12 13 23 75
6 Norwich

Norwich

46 21 10 15 15 73
7 Hull

Hull

46 19 13 14 8 70
8 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

46 20 9 17 9 69
9 Coventry

Coventry

46 17 13 16 11 64
10 Preston

Preston

46 18 9 19 -11 63
11 Bristol City

Bristol City

46 17 11 18 2 62
12 Cardiff

Cardiff

46 19 5 22 -17 62
13 Millwall

Millwall

46 16 11 19 -10 59
14 Swansea

Swansea

46 15 12 19 -6 57
15 Watford

Watford

46 13 17 16 0 56
16 Sunderland

Sunderland

46 16 8 22 -2 56
17 Stoke

Stoke

46 15 11 20 -11 56
18 QPR

QPR

46 15 11 20 -11 56
19 Blackburn

Blackburn

46 14 11 21 -14 53
20 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

46 15 8 23 -24 53
21 Plymouth

Plymouth

46 13 12 21 -11 51
22 Birmingham

Birmingham

46 13 11 22 -15 50
23 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

46 9 18 19 -29 45
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

46 5 12 29 -52 27

A quickfire FAQ on Sunderland vs Reading

Sunderland vs Reading prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Stadium of Light
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Sunderland
  • What time does the match kick off?  15:00 GMT

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