Championship duel: Close contest expected between Reading and Barnsley

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Madejski Stadium (24161 seats)

Only the second game in the Championship for these teams and it's all to play for here at Madejski Stadium as Reading welcomes Barnsley. Check out this preview!

It's no vacation for neither Reading nor Barnsley as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Reading form and stats

Reading's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-1 versus Luton Town (placed 6th). A strong away win before that one, visiting Derby County and winning 2-0.

This is expected to be a close game, with Reading perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Reading as a small favourite), we find twelve games. Reading has won six of these, drawn four and lost two.

Last season, Reading's league statistics were 15 wins, 11 draws and 20 losses, resulting in a 14th position in the Championship. Over these 46 matches they scored 59 goals and conceded 58. Playing at home last season Reading managed 7-4-12 (win-draw-lost) with 26 goals and 34 conceded.

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Barnsley form and stats

Barnsley play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-0 victory visiting Middlesbrough (placed 18th). Preceding that, the 0-1 home loss versus Luton Town.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Barnsley playing away and similar expectations, we found nine relevant matches. Results were two Barnsley wins, one draw and six defeats.

Let's have a look at how Barnsley performed last season in the Championship: They landed a 21st position in the league table after playing out 12 victories, 13 draws and 21 defeats. In total they scored 49 and conceded 69 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 5 - drew 4 and lost 14 with 20/36 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Reading victories, four draws and two Barnsley wins. Over/under statistics; five of these games ended with three goals or more, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

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L. Santos João
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Reading missing players

Barnsley missing players

Reading Barnsley
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
1 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
2 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 1
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
100% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 100%
 
2 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 5
6 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 6
2 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
7 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 10
3 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 1
67% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Reading Last season Barnsley
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
46 23   Played P   23 46
15 7   Won W   5 12
11 4   Drew D   4 13
20 12   Lost L   14 21
59 26   Scored S   20 49
58 34   Conceded C   36 69
96% 96%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   91% 91%
76% 78%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   65% 70%
48% 57%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   48% 46%
20% 17%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   22% 28%
11% 13%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   13% 11%
50% 48%   BTTS BTTS   43% 50%
28% 30%   Clean Sheets C S   22% 24%
26% 26%   Failed to Score F T   43% 35%
 
4.9 5.5   Corners for (avg) C F   5 5.3
5.5 5.2   Corners against (avg) C A   5.5 5
1.6 1.3   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.3 2
3 2   Red cards R C   1 1
 
532 288   Total Shots T S   295 613
172 87   Shots on Target S O   78 180
34% 30%   Goal Efficiency G E   26% 27%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Queens Park Rangers 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2 Reading 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3 AFC Bournemouth 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
4 Bristol City 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
5 Birmingham City 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
6 Luton Town 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
7 Norwich City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 Rotherham United 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
9 Swansea City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
10 Watford 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
11 Millwall 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Stoke City 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
13 Blackburn Rovers 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
14 Coventry City 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
15 Barnsley 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
16 Brentford 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
17 Huddersfield Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
18 Middlesbrough 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
19 Preston North End 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
20 Wycombe Wanderers 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
21 Cardiff City 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
22 Derby County 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
23 Nottingham Forest 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
24 Sheffield Wednesday 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 -9
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds United 46 28 9 9 77 35 23 15 5 3 40 14 23 13 4 6 37 21 42 93
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 17 7 77 45 23 10 10 3 44 27 23 12 7 4 33 18 32 83
3 Brentford 46 24 9 13 80 38 23 14 5 4 44 18 23 10 4 9 36 20 42 81
4 Fulham 46 23 12 11 64 48 23 15 2 6 40 26 23 8 10 5 24 22 16 81
5 Cardiff City 46 19 16 11 68 58 23 11 9 3 35 21 23 8 7 8 33 37 10 73
6 Swansea City 46 18 16 12 62 53 23 10 5 8 27 23 23 8 11 4 35 30 9 70
7 Nottingham Forest 46 18 16 12 58 50 23 10 5 8 27 27 23 8 11 4 31 23 8 70
8 Millwall 46 17 17 12 57 51 23 10 8 5 33 25 23 7 9 7 24 26 6 68
9 Preston North End 46 18 12 16 59 54 23 12 4 7 39 29 23 6 8 9 20 25 5 66
10 Derby County 46 17 13 16 62 64 23 11 8 4 33 21 23 6 5 12 29 43 -2 64
11 Blackburn Rovers 46 17 12 17 66 63 23 10 9 4 33 24 23 7 3 13 33 39 3 63
12 Bristol City 46 17 12 17 60 65 23 8 7 8 30 33 23 9 5 9 30 32 -5 63
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 10 20 67 76 23 9 5 9 42 42 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9 58
14 Reading 46 15 11 20 59 58 23 7 4 12 26 34 23 8 7 8 33 24 1 56
15 Stoke City 46 16 8 22 62 68 23 11 3 9 36 26 23 5 5 13 26 42 -6 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 11 20 58 66 23 7 7 9 19 30 23 8 4 11 39 36 -8 56
17 Middlesbrough 46 13 14 19 48 61 23 6 8 9 20 29 23 7 6 10 28 32 -13 53
18 Huddersfield Town 46 13 12 21 52 70 23 8 6 9 26 30 23 5 6 12 26 40 -18 51
19 Luton Town 46 14 9 23 54 82 23 8 7 8 33 37 23 6 2 15 21 45 -28 51
20 Birmingham City 46 12 14 20 54 75 23 6 7 10 33 42 23 6 7 10 21 33 -21 50
21 Barnsley 46 12 13 21 49 69 23 7 9 7 29 33 23 5 4 14 20 36 -20 49
22 Charlton Athletic 46 12 12 22 50 65 23 8 6 9 28 27 23 4 6 13 22 38 -15 48
23 Wigan Athletic 46 15 14 17 57 56 23 10 7 6 33 23 23 5 7 11 24 33 1 47
24 Hull City 46 12 9 25 57 87 23 7 3 13 29 37 23 5 6 12 28 50 -30 45

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.