Barnsley vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley).

It will be a low scoring affair when the bottom lying Barnsley host Reading at Oakwell in what is sizing to be a close encounter.

  • Barnsley form: 20 matches – 2 wins – 6 draws – 12 losses – 12 points.
  • Reading form: 19 matches – 6 wins – 3 draws – 10 losses – 21 points.

Barnsley vs Reading Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Royals are unbeaten in their last seven visits since 2008.
  • Reading has registered four of their prior seven wins as the visitor.
  • Their previous encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Both teams have scored goals in the last three clashes held here.

Barnsley vs Reading Prediction

It was the late goal from Cardiff forward Tomlin that marked the difference in Barnley’s previous encounter in the league. Barnsley lost 3-2 on the road after holding onto the draw until the 94th minute of the game.

Besides that, Barnsley has lost four of the last five matches in the campaign. However, the host has been unbeaten in four of the last five home fixtures in the schedule.

Their only win in their recent five games was against Hull City (3-1) at home. As such, Reading will have more work to do if they want all three points from Oakwell.

Reading will be on the back of a 2-3 defeat against Birmingham at home in their prior league clash. They did concede an own goal in the game.

Even so, the Royals are unbeaten in three of the last five away fixtures in the campaign. Also, their prior trip on the road ended in a 1-3 win against Wigan.

Since the host had their recent win at home and the guest had theirs on the road, let us consider the strength of the teams they defeated individually.

In case of the home team, their win was against Hull who are above them in the table. Meanwhile, Royals defeated Wigan who are below them in the table. From this, we can see that Barnsley had a more challenging win.

However, Reading is above Barnsley in league table with their overall performance. So, the advantages are tied again in the clash. Hence, the chances of a draw is widely open since both teams have equal chances of winning the game.

Henceforth, it is safer to go with a double chance favouring Reading as they are better in overall form. Also, we can expect the total goals to be under 3.5 goals.

Barnsley vs Reading Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Reading @ 1.44 (4/9).
  • Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).