FM Preview: Reading v Barnsley 20 Aug 2011

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Barnsley fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Barnsley at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, having won 17 and lost only 5 of the 33 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in September 2010, with Reading running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2008/2009 Sat 06 Dec Barnsley 0 - 1 Reading Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Barnsley is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. The Tykes's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Reading's 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 1 points from 3 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 2 2 2 9 7 8
Barnsley 6 1 2 3 4 8 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Royals to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Barnsley Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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