Reading prepare to entertain Barnsley at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 31 games played, Royals have recorded 15 wins, and Barnsley have come away with 5 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was earlier this season, with Barnsley inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Royals in a League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 29 Aug||Barnsley||1 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Tue 25 Aug||Reading||1-2||Barnsley||LGEC|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Reading||0 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 06 Dec||Barnsley||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Tykes's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 23 points from their 26 games thus far. Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 33 points from their 25 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|Reading||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Barnsley||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.