FM Preview: Barnsley v Reading 17 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th March 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Barnsley and Reading at 15:00 on 17th March 2012 in the Championship.
History of the Barnsley v Reading fixture
Reading face a trip to Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Oakwell was less than a year ago, in March 2011, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Tykes in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 20 Aug||Reading||1 - 2||Barnsley||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 19 Mar||Barnsley||0-1||Reading||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 25 Sep||Reading||3 - 0||Barnsley||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 30 Jan||Reading||1 - 0||Barnsley||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 29 Aug||Barnsley||1 - 3||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Tue 25 Aug||Reading||1 - 2||Barnsley||League Cup|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Reading||0 - 0||Barnsley||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Barnsley have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Tykes have scored 10, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Reading however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 2 goals against.
Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 43 points from their 36 matches.
Reading are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 67 points from the 36 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Barnsley. Away win
|Barnsley||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Reading||Undefeated in last 5 away games.
10 games since last defeat.
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