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Ace Football previews the League One round 44 match between Barnsley and Reading and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.

Barnsley take on Reading on Saturday at Oakwell Stadium with both fighting to improve on their current position at either end of the League One standings.

Barnsley approach the next League One round as number 5 in the table, having claimed 74 points this season so far. With 42 games behind them, Reading amassed 49 points, placing them as number 17 before their next fixture.


Team form: Barnsley vs Reading

Barnsley Form

Barnsley have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it opened with a 1-3 victory against Burton. Unable to follow that up, they went down 2-1 against Charlton, before handing over all three points in a 2-1 defeat against Stevenage. Barnsley claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the League One. They also drew two and lost two, scored seven goals and conceded 11.

Reading Form

Reading collected four points in their past three outings, in which they were defeated 5-2 against Bolton. They followed up, drawing 1-1 with Lincoln City, before winning 0-2 against Bristol Rovers. Reading claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the League One. The scoreline from these matches reads 13 goals conceded and ten scored.

Betting stats for Barnsley and Reading

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Barnsley and Reading. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Barnsley have scored in 26 of the last 28 matches
  • In 12 of the last 14 matches Barnsley played, both teams scored
  • In 12 of the last 14 matches Barnsley played in the League One, both teams scored
  • Barnsley have scored in 23 of the last 25 matches in the League One
  • Barnsley have conceded in 22 of the last 24 matches
  • Reading have scored in 37 of the last 39 matches
  • Reading have scored in 29 of the last 30 matches in the League One
  • In 13 of the last 15 away matches Reading played, both teams scored
  • Reading have conceded in 22 of the last 23 away matches in the League One
  • In 11 of the last 13 away matches Reading played in the League One, both teams scored

Players on top: Barnsley vs Reading

Scoring ten goals during a League One campaign is just the sort of form, every club adores in a player. John McAtee is out to extend his current momentum, and the upcoming game should be a good opportunity to add another goal to his name. Picking John McAtee to score seems like a no-brainer currently.

Betting markets: Barnsley vs Reading

Full-time result

Barnsley claimed a modest four wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in three of the games, whilst losing three. Reading won three of their last 10 games away, drew three and lost four of the games in this run. Reading have not lost to Barnsley in 10 consecutive home meetings.

Both teams to score

Surprisingly, Barnsley only scored the first goal of the match in two out of their last ten games. Reading got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Reading will feel optimistic about scoring on Saturday with Barnsley managing a measly one clean sheet in the previous 10 games. The latter fought their way to four clean sheets in their previous 10 games. Both Team have scored in 6 last consecutive meetings between Barnsley and Reading when playing at Oakwell Stadium.

Total goals

Barnsley saw over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.7 goals during this run. In the last ten games for Reading, six of them had more than 2.5 goals, and they scored an average of 1.9 times goals per game themselves. Reading scored at least one goal in their last 17 matches.

Suggested bet: Barnsley vs Reading

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Barnsley and Reading seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this League One match.

Barnsley vs Reading: Who wins the game?