This weekend Sunderland host Reading at the Stadium of Light looking for their first back to back wins since August following their 2-0 win at Burton Albion last weekend.

This game will also be Chris Coleman’s first home game in charge since he took over the Black Cats’ managerial role earlier in the month.

Nine points separate the two clubs but, with morale building at Sunderland, there is a belief that the Wearsiders’ fortunes can change against the Royals on Saturday.

The visitors have only won two of their last five matches including an impressive 3-0 victory over Barnsley on Tuesday night in the build-up to this game. They’ve only won three games on the road this season out of nine.

This weekend could be the turnaround point in Sunderland’s season. The club who are yet to win at home this season have had a change of fortunes over the last seven days with a good performance at Burton.

There is expected to be no shortage of goals at the Stadium of Light this weekend with the two clubs being amongst the highest goal scorers in the division whilst both teams leaving a lot to be desired in defence.

Three points could pull the hosts out of the Championship relegation places, as long as Birmingham City drop points against high flyers Wolves on Monday night in a televised derby.

Kick off at the Stadium of Light on Saturday is at 3pm.