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Barnsley make the trip to Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday for the Championship meeting with hosts Reading.
View all of the Reading v Barnsley predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
Reading, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Championship victory against Cardiff City.
In that game, Reading had 50% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Reading was Junior Hoilett (38'). Cardiff City got 27 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
Veljko Paunović's Reading have scored 10 times over their prior six outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in those games is 6.
Their previous form shows that Reading:
- haven't lost in the league to Barnsley in their last 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Millwall in Championship action, Barnsley will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Barnsley had 44% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Millwall had 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Murray Wallace (89') was the scorer for Millwall.
The attacking players from Barnsley have been starved of goals over their last six clashes, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those matches, The Tykes have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 9.
Their past results show that Barnsley:
- have not won against Reading when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 28/11/2017 shows that Reading have won 3 of these and Barnsley 0, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 10 from The Royals and 3 created by The Tykes. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league match between these clubs was Championship match day 39 on 02/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Barnsley 1-1 Reading.
On that occasion, Barnsley had 54% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Alex Mowatt (61').
Reading got 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. Ovie Ejaria (34') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Reading
The Reading manager Veljko Paunović does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Barnsley
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Barnsley manager Markus Schopp does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
In this match, Barnsley have the ability to find the back of the net against this Reading outfit, but that probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a 2-1 win for Reading after 90 minutes. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Select Car Leasing Stadium (24,161)
Captain: Liam Moore
Chairman: Dai Yongge and Dai Xiuli
Manager: Veljko Paunović
Competitions: Championship position 10
⭐ Star Man: Tom Dele-Bashiru
Normally played in the Centre Midfield position, Tom Dele-Bashiru was born in Manchester, England. Having played his first senior match for Watford in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.