FM Preview: Barnsley v Reading 19 Mar 2011

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 was just last season, in August 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2008/2009 Sat 06 Dec Barnsley 0 - 1 Reading Championship
1998/1999 Wed 23 Sep Reading 1 - 1 Barnsley League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 47 points from their 37 games played so far,

Reading's 54 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Barnsley 6 1 3 2 7 9 6
Reading 6 4 1 1 14 8 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Royals out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Barnsley. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Barnsley Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Reading 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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