FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 05 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Reading fixture

Reading travel to take on 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 lose 19 and win only 6 of the 30 games.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was more than a decade ago, in September 1998, with Barnsley running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1998/1999Wed 23 SepReading1 - 1BarnsleyLGEC
1998/1999Tue 15 SepBarnsley3 - 0ReadingLGEC
1996/1997Mon 31 MarReading1 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
1996/1997Wed 28 AugBarnsley3 - 0ReadingCHMP
1995/1996Sat 13 AprBarnsley0 - 1ReadingCHMP
1995/1996Sat 18 NovReading0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 11 MarReading0 - 3BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Tykes in those games, with 7 conceded.

The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Royals, and 5 goals against.

Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 24 points from their 20 matches. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 37 points from 20 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Barnsley. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Reading Undefeated in last 3 away games.