Reading 11/10 to beat Barnsley in Saturday’s Championship battle
Market: Reading win
Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport
Looking to mark their return from the international break with another statement, Reading will host a struggling Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, despite dealing with some reported issues behind the scenes, Reading are in the midst of what has become an eye-catching purple patch. In their 11 Championship contests so far this season, they have recorded five wins, one draw, and five defeats, scoring 17 and conceding 19 in return. Managing to muster a points tally of 16, the Royals open this weekend’s fixtures sat 10th in the table and just two points adrift of finding a route into the play-off spots. As for their recent run of results, last seen heading into the international break with a 1-0 win against Cardiff on the road, Reading have won four of their last five Championship matchups. Likewise, with just a single defeat from any of their last six contests, it’s also worth highlighting that Saturday’s hosts have landed back-to-back wins on home soil.
As for the visitors, enduring what was a nightmare run of form when heading into October’s international break, Barnsley find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap. In their 11 Championship matchups so far this season, they have landed just a single win, five draws, and five defeats, scoring seven and conceding 14 in return. Managing to muster just a points tally of eight from a possible 33, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat down in 22nd and one point adrift in the drop zone. As for their recent run of results, last seen getting hit with a 1-0 defeat at home against Millwall, Barnsley have lost each of their last three Championship matchups on the spin. Given the recent gulf in class between Saturday’s opponents, a home victory appears at attractive odds here.
Bet: Reading 11/10 to beat Barnsley in Saturday’s Championship battle @ 888sport