FM Preview: Reading v Barnsley 20 Aug 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 19th August 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Reading and Barnsley at 15:00 on 20th August 2011 in the Championship.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
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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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here