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