Reading vs Sunderland Betting Tips & Predictions

Too close to call in Berkshire?

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14th September 2000hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Under 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker bet365
Odds: 3/1 odds taken 1805 GMT, Tuesday 13 September

Paul Ince’s Reading and Tony Mowbray’s Sunderland meet at the Select Car Leasing Stadium in the EFL Championship this Wednesday night. The Royals have been the surprise package thus far, taking 15 points from eight games. As for the Black Cats, they are in eighth spot with 11 points to their name. Who will come out on top in Berkshire? We check out the latest odds and give you our predictions.

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Reading Preview – Can the Royals keep up 100% home record?

Reading narrowly avoided the drop after a tough campaign off and on the pitch last term. They were tipped to struggle again this season, but Paul Ince’s men have made a decent start.

The Royals are sitting third right now, winning five of their opening eight. They have had a strange campaign, losing three times and conceding more goals than they have scored. Nevertheless, the Berkshire side are just two points off top spot.

Our betting prediction:
Draw & both teams to score

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(odds taken 1808 GMT, Tuesday 13 September)

Reading have been sensational at home, taking 12 points from a possible 12. Can they seal a fifth consecutive home league win this Wednesday? The Berkshire boys will certainly fancy their chances.

Sunderland Preview – Can the Mackems bounce back from defeat?

Sunderland are back in the Championship after winning promotion from EFL League One via the play-offs last season. However, Alex Neil, who took them up, opted to leave for Stoke City recently. The experienced Tony Mowbray is the new man at the helm.

Mowbray started life at Sunderland with an impressive win over Rotherham United, with Ross Stewart (2) and Jack Clarke netting in a 3-0 victory at the Stadium of Light. However, the Black Cats were toothless against rivals Middlesbrough last time out, losing 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium.

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Sunderland have had a mixed bag of results on their travels this season, winning two and losing three of five in all competitions. Can the Mackems leave Berkshire with a positive result in midweek?


Reading vs Sunderland Betting Advice

These two played out two entertaining games when they last met during the 2017-18 Championship season. Reading won 3-1 at the Stadium of Light in December 2017, and the duo drew 2-2 in Berkshire in April ’18.

Sunderland’s last victory over Reading was a 3-0 Premier League success at the Stadium of Light back in December 2012.


Key Facts – Reading vs Sunderland Betting Tip

  • Reading have won all four home league games this term
  • Sunderland have picked up two away league wins
  • The Black Cats have not beaten the Royals since 2012


Reading have been imperious at home in the league this season, but this will be a tricky test against a Sunderland side who will want to bounce back from their poor loss in their previous outing.

We can see the pair playing out a draw. The draw and under 2.5 goals is available at the solid odds of 3/1 with bet365. Also, back the draw and both teams to score.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Sunderland

Reading to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Sunderland to win: 17/10 at Bet365