Barnsley vs Reading by Shibby
Championship action today for me in a game that will be played at Oakwell, Barnsley. The game will kick off at 15:00 and will see Championship new comers Barnsley host Reading. The hosts have started life back in the Championship very well, I've watched them rip teams apart on home soil first hand this season when they beat Rotherham 4-0 not so long ago. They currently sit in 3rd in the league and everyone associated with the club will be very happy with that. A win today could potentially see them jump up to top of the table, depending on other teams results.
They have been a very free scoring team this season and have managed to score an incredible 18 goals from 7 games! They have also conceded 9 goals from their 7 league games. It seems to me that even though they have a small squad, they have players who are capable of scoring goals and working hard for the team. They have a fit squad to choose from and I expect them to name a similar team to that which beat Wolves 4-0 away at Wolves. Barnsley head into the game in fine form, 3 straight wins vs Rotherham, Preston and Wolves. So I expect a high tempo game and I expect Barnsley to start on the front foot with their fans backing.
Reading under Stam have looked quite good, I think they will have a good season. They look hard to beat and that reflects on their results. The last game they lost was against an in-form Newcastle back on the 17th August when they lost 4-0. Since then they have drawn 2 and won 2.
I watched Reading vs Ipswich and they played some good football, however, they looked capable of conceding goals on the counter attack, which Barnsley have done very well this season! A win for Reading here could see them close to gap between them and Barnsley to just 1 point.
Their squad is capable of beating Barnsley, however, I expect a tough game. Both teams will want to get a good result here today, I expect goals purely because Barnsley are involved! Therefore, I'll be backing BTTS at a price of 1.74 with 10Bet. Good luck all.