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
Barnsley face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tykes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 17 and win only 5 of the 33 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides 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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Royals, as the Tykes have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. 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
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