Sky Sports pundit predicts Sunderland vs Reading - Stam to frustrate Cookie?

David Prutton of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley at Hillsborough Stadium on August 10, 2013 in...

Sunderland welcome Reading to the Stadium of Light tomorrow.

David Prutton of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley at Hillsborough Stadium on August 10, 2013 in...

Sky Sports pundit David Prutton wrote his regular column for Sky Sports, and predicted the outcome of Saturday's Championship clash between Sunderland and Reading.

The Black Cats got off the mark under Chris Coleman last weekend with a 2-0 win away at Burton Albion, but they still find themselves in all sorts of trouble, two points adrift of safety.

The Royals, meanwhile have endured a fairly disappointing campaign - one that has been undermined by their inconsistency, and they currently occupy 16th spot in the Championship table.

Jaap Stam, Manager of Reading looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Second Leg match between Reading and Fulham at Madejski Stadium on May 16, 2017 in Reading, England.

Prutton wrote his regular prediction column for Sky Sports, predicting the outcome of tomorrow's clash, highlighting how Jaap Stam's side always seem to produce a result when he least expects them to:

"Will this be the game when Sunderland finally get that home win? Chris Coleman got off the mark at Burton last week but Reading are a totally different proposition, despite their indifferent season so far. Jaap Stam's side have had a bit of a habit of popping up with a win when I don't expect them to, and I think this will be a good game with goals on Saturday. Score draw for me."

Prediction: Sunderland 2-2 Reading

Wales' manager Chris Coleman follows the game from the touchline during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Georgia and Wales in Tbilisi on October 6, 2017.

Chris Coleman will be desperate for his side to follow up last weekend's victory with another three points tomorrow, and a win could actually take them outside of the bottom three.

Reading will be no walk-over, however, and are in just as much need of a victory themselves, which should equate to a wonderfully free-flowing game of football on Wearside tomorrow.

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