Sunderland VS Reading – Match Preview


The Black Cats take on Reading at The Stadium of Light, as they look to bounce back after the defeat to Fulham in the F.A Cup on Wednesday night.

Sunderland could move into the play-offs with a victory, whereas Reading need to win to keep their hopes of making the play-offs alive.

Last time the 2 sides met was back in September, and The Black Cats’ came out 0-3 winners at The Select Car Leasing Stadium.

Sunderland last third goal in that game is considered to be an early contender for Goal of The Season after a brilliantly worked team goal.

Reading are yet to win a league game in 2023, having failed to win in their last 5 games.

Sunderland have just 1 defeat I their last 7 league games, coming against Swansea at home, last month.

Dennis Cirkin will remain out due to the 10-day concussion protocol.

New signings, Joe Gelhardt, Issac Lihadji and Joe Anderson are all available for selection.


Sunderland 1-0 Reading.

Scorer – Joe Gelhardt.