Barnsley vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Barnsley vs Reading Championship Prediction by LeagueLane

Barnsley vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 2 April 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Oakwell.

The relegation placed Barnsley will be hosting Reading who has been recently reduced 6 points due to Federation decision. This 40th round of EFL Championship is scheduled at Oakwell this Saturday evening.

The Tykes are at the 22nd spot on the standing with only 28 points from 38 games. They won only 6 times in the league while drawing on 10 and losing on 22 other occasions. They have won just 5 of their last 38 matches across all competitions and has a poor attacking front, scoring only 28 in total.

Barnsley will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-0 league loss in their previous game against Sheffield United. They have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 games across all competitions and are hoping to gain 5 more points in order to escape the red zone.

On the flip side, Reading resides just above them at the 21st position on the table with 33 points. Of the 38 matches played, they won 11 games while drawing on 6 and losing on 21 other occasions. They have the second worst defense in the league, conceding a total of 73 thus far.

Reading go into this encounter following a 1-0 league win against Blackburn Rovers in their previous game. They have been scored against on 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in total. The side have won only 3 of their last 19 across all competitions.

Barnsley vs Reading Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Reading remain undefeated against this foe since their last 9 h2h meetings.
  • The last 3 league meetings between these two at Oakwell have ended in 1-1.
  • Barnsley have won only 2 of their last 19 league matches against Reading.
  • Last time The Tykes won against this rival was back in 2014.
  • The reverse fixture on last October saw a 1-0 win in favour of The Royals.

Barnsley vs Reading Prediction

Barnsley has been undefeated in their last home league fixtures. Their last 3 h2hs at home also witnessed a 1-1 scoreline.

Reading manager Paul Ince has picked up only two points in his last 9 away league matches, hinting their dreadful run on road. They have also lost twice of their last 3 away league fixtures.

We therefore envisage a home win this weekend due to their recent surprising home form.

Barnsley vs Reading Betting tips

  • Barnsley to win Draw no Bet @ 1.66 odds.
  • BTTS @ 1.83 odds.