UK time is: 14:49:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Reading vs. Sunderland

The Madejski Stadium

22/12/07

15.00

Reading Vs Sunderland

Steve Coppell will be looking for an early Christmas present with a win over potential relegation rivals Sunderland.

Reading are currently four places and four points above the Mackems and a win would be a great boost going into the busy Christmas period.

Vital Quotes:

Steve Coppell told Reading's official website;

'We want to put one over on a team who are in the same part of the league as us.

'Last time we sort of had a cloud over our head after a two-week international break which I think was unsettling. So no excuses, let's just get on with it.'






Reading Team News:

Glen Little and John Oster are still sidelined for the Royals.

Brynjar Gunnarsson will miss out with a knee injury he picked up at Birmingham, pathing the way for summer signing Kalifa Cisse to make an impact.

Player to watch: Kevin Doyle

Doyle missed the game at The Stadium of Light earlier in the season, and will be eager to show Sunderland what he can do as he looks to add to his five Premier League goals this season.

Sunderland Team News:

Sunderland are again without suspended Liam Miller.

Nyron Nosworthy, Kieran Richardson and Russell Anderson are close to returning but are unlikely to feature.

Player to watch: Kenwyne Jones

Jones has been impressive for Sunderland since his move from Southampton.

His ariel threat will be a good test for Ibrahima Sonko.

Match Facts & Stats

This is the first top-flight meeting between the two clubs.

If Sunderland win, they will be the first team from the north-east to win a Premier League match at the Madejski Stadium.

Match Prediction:

Sunderland are still looking for an away win this season. Reading on the other hand have looked pretty solid at home, apart from the freak 0-3 defeat against West Ham. Although this will probably be a boring 0-0 draw, as it's Christmas I'm going to back Reading for a convincing 3-0 win.

Next Fixtures:

West Ham (A) 26/12/07

Spurs (A) 28/12/07




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2007

Time: 9:05PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Player Ratings - Wolves (H) (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Stats: Reading v Wolves (Monday September 29 2014)

Late Murray goal earns point for Royals (Monday September 29 2014)

Reading 3 - 3 Wolves (Sunday September 28 2014)

Key man watch: Kevin McDonald (Sunday September 28 2014)

Wolves (H) Match Preview (Saturday September 27 2014)

The Opposition View - Wolves (Saturday September 27 2014)

Team news: Reading vs Wolves (Saturday September 27 2014)

Jem reveals all about injury set-back (Friday September 26 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 3 - 3 Wolves
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Charlton 9 3 6 0 3 15
9. Sheff Wed 9 4 3 2 3 15
10. Blackburn 9 4 2 3 0 14
11. Reading 9 4 2 3 0 14
12. Brentford 9 4 2 3 -2 14
13. Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 -2 13
14. Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 3 12

Breaking League News

Boro ideal for Spaniard
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 14:45:00
Boro welcome strugglers
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 14:34:00
Karanka expects tough test
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 14:29:00
FSF Awards - Vote For Your Latics Favs
Wigan : 30/09/2014 13:45:00
Millers v Blackburn Preview
Rotherham : 30/09/2014 13:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Fulham game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 40%
Draw 20%
Loss 40%