FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Barnsley fixture

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:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugBarnsley1 - 3ReadingCHMP
2009/2010Tue 25 AugReading1-2BarnsleyLGEC
2008/2009Sat 18 AprReading0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 06 DecBarnsley0 - 1ReadingCHMP
1998/1999Wed 23 SepReading1 - 1BarnsleyLGEC
1998/1999Tue 15 SepBarnsley3 - 0ReadingLGEC
1996/1997Mon 31 MarReading1 - 2BarnsleyCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.