FM Preview: Barnsley v Reading 17 Mar 2012

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Barnsley 6 1 1 4 4 9 4
Reading 6 5 1 0 10 3 16

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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