Sunderland v Reading
It is going to be a tough battle at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, but I like Reading's chances of earning at least a point from this game as I still think Sunderland are getting together their squad before the transfer window.
Goals were always going to be a problem for the home side in the absence of Niklas Bendtner and they are clearly looking to address that in the transfer market, but it is unlikely they will have any new players in the squad for this game.
Reading showed at Chelsea that they are capable of causing problems from set-pieces and decent delivery into the box and it seems to me that one goal may ensure they don't lose this game.
I am not quite sure Reading can come here and win the game, but they will certainly make it tough for a Sunderland side that won less than half of their home games last season and who have struggled for goals at the end of last season coming through to this year.
The 2.10 quote on Reading to avoid defeat being offered by Ladbrokes looks far too big to ignore for me.
- Bookmaker Free Bet