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:|
|1998/1999||Wed 23 Sep||Reading||1 - 1||Barnsley||LGEC|
|1998/1999||Tue 15 Sep||Barnsley||3 - 0||Reading||LGEC|
|1996/1997||Mon 31 Mar||Reading||1 - 2||Barnsley||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Wed 28 Aug||Barnsley||3 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 13 Apr||Barnsley||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 18 Nov||Reading||0 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 11 Mar||Reading||0 - 3||Barnsley||CHMP|
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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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
|Barnsley||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Reading||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|