Lineups

Reading

( 4-4-2 )

  • 33. Rafael

  • 6. L. Moore

  • 3. O. Richards

  • 4. M. Morrison

  • 8. J. Swift

    83'
  • 8. A. Rinomhota

  • 20. Felipe Araruna

  • 28. J. Laurent Yellow Card

    59'
  • 0. O. Ejaria

  • 7. M. Olise Goal

  • 18. Lucas João

    81'

Substitutes

  • 22. L. Southwood

  • 29. T. Holmes

  • 5. T. Mcintyre

  • 11. Y. Meïté Goal

    59'
  • 24. S. Aluko

    83'
  • 47. G. Puşcaş

    81'
  • 9. S. Baldock

England - Championship

23' M. Andersen 23' Yellow Card 23'  M. Andersen 42' M. Helik 42' Red Card 42'   M. Helik 45' M. Ritzmaier 45' Yellow Card 45'  M. Ritzmaier 49' J. Laurent 49' Yellow Card 49'  J. Laurent 68' M. Andersen 68' 2nd Yellow Card 68'  M. Andersen 74' A. Mowatt 74' Yellow Card 74'  A. Mowatt 67' Y. Meïté 67' Goal 67'   Meite Y. Meïté 76' M. Olise 76' Goal 76'   Olise M. Olise
Reading

Reading

2 - 0

Barnsley

Barnsley

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 67
    1 - 0
  • 76
    2 - 0
  • Date: 19/09/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading)
  • Referee: Tim Robinson
Reading v Barnsley - Preview

Date published: 9/17/2020 4:25:58 PM

 Reading v Barnsley - Preview

Reading expected to revert to Championship line-up when Barnsley visit

Reading are expected to make a host of changes for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Barnsley.

The Royals showed 11 alterations for Tuesday’s 1-0 Carabao Cup second-round defeat to Luton, with manager Veljko Paunovic likely to recall his first-team regulars at the weekend.

After opening their league campaign with an impressive 2-0 win at Derby, the likes of captain Liam Moore and goalscorers Lucas Joao and Ovie Ejaria will be expecting recalls.

Paunovic, appointed in August, can also call upon Yakou Meite for the first time with the striker having served a three-match ban for his dismissal in the final game of last season.

Barnsley, meanwhile, made just five changes for their Carabao Cup win at Middlesbrough.

Midfielder Callum Styles came off the bench at half-time after suffering a knock in the weekend loss to Luton, while defender Michal Helik made his debut.

Isaac Christie-Davies is still waiting to make his Tykes bow while Clarke Oduor (groin) is still likely to miss out.

Aapo Halme could be involved having not featured since a facial injury suffered on international duty with Finland, while Ben Willians (knee) is a long-term absentee.

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 2
  • Madejski Stadium (Reading)
  • Tim Robinson
  • 19 Sep, 15:00

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Lineups

Reading
(4-4-2)
Barnsley
(4-4-2)
  • 33. Rafael

  • 6. L. Moore

  • 3. O. Richards

  • 4. M. Morrison

  • 8. J. Swift

    83'
  • 8. A. Rinomhota

  • 20. Felipe Araruna

  • 28. J. Laurent Yellow Card

    59'
  • 0. O. Ejaria

  • 7. M. Olise Goal

  • 18. Lucas João

    81'

Substitutes

  • 22. L. Southwood

  • 29. T. Holmes

  • 5. T. Mcintyre

  • 11. Y. Meïté Goal

    59'
  • 24. S. Aluko

    83'
  • 47. G. Puşcaş

    81'
  • 9. S. Baldock

  • 1. J. Walton

  • 2. J. Williams

  • 14. K. Ludewig

  • 26. M. Sollbauer

  • 30. M. Helik Red Card

  • 6. M. Andersen Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

  • 27. A. Mowatt Yellow Card

  • 17. M. Ritzmaier Yellow Card

  • 28. D. Frieser

    62'
  • 16. L. Thomas

    46'
  • 11. C. Chaplin

    70'

Substitutes

  • 40. B. Collins

  • 24. A. Halme

    70'
  • 29. V. Adeboyejo

  • 9. C. Woodrow

  • 4. C. Styles

    46'
  • 19. P. Schmidt

    62'
  • 25. G. Miller

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Barnsley vs Reading

There is a 30.5% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Reading, at 38.3%, are solid favorites to beat Barnsley who have a 31.2% chance.
In simulation wins, Barnsley upsets Reading by averaging 14.5 shots and 4.6 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Reading 1.1 to Barnsley 1.0.

Reading v Barnsley

    Reading 2 - 0 Barnsley - Match Report

    Date published: 9/19/2020 6:29:02 PM

    Reading 2 - 0 Barnsley - Match Report

    Yakou Meite and Michael Olise fire Reading to victory against nine-man Barnsley

    Reading made it two wins out of two in the Sky Bet Championship with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over nine-man Barnsley.

    Barnsley had controlled most of the first half but were reduced to 10 men in the 42nd minute when Polish centre back Michal Helik received a straight red card for a foul.

    Reading went ahead when substitute Yakou Meite nodded in from close range in the 67th minute, with Barnsley then losing Mads Andersen, another central defender, for a second yellow.

    Reading secured the slightly fortuitous win when Michael Olise volleyed in from long distance in the 76th minute.

    Reading had opened their Championship campaign with a surprise 2-0 win at Derby last Saturday while Barnsley were defeated 1-0 by Luton at Oakwell in their first league outing.

    But a 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough in midweek took them into the Carabao third round, in which they will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    Reading’s poor home record in 2020 had comprised only two wins in 16 outings in all competitions.

    In the league, it was just one victory in 11 – 2-0 against Barnsley back in late February.

    Barnsley began brightly and dominated early on with a high-pressing system that appeared to unsettle the hosts.

    Marcel Ritzmaier, a growing influence in midfield, crossed from the left flank to find Dominik Frieser alone at the far post.

    Frieser’s resultant powerful header forced a good sprawling save from Reading goalkeeper Rafael.

    Reading had little answer to their opponents’ non-stop energy, with main striker Lucas Joao starved of any decent service up front.

    For all their purpose, though, Barnsley were unable to create too many opportunities.

    When Luke Thomas did find space on the edge of the home area, he drove weakly wide.

    The visitors were then dealt a blow when Helik, on his league debut, received a straight red card shortly before half-time.

    John Swift launched a superb long-range pass to Joao, who was clipped by Helik as he tried to race on to it.

    The Portuguese would probably have reached the ball before keeper Jack Walton and referee Tim Robinson deemed it a last-man challenge, meaning Helik will miss the Chelsea cup tie on Wednesday.

    Reading held most of the possession at the start of the second period but could not make their numerical advantage count, with Barnsley still working desperately hard.

    But Meite, returning from a three-match ban, headed home following a goalmouth scramble having only been on the pitch for eight minutes.

    Dane Andersen then, in an attempt to deny Reading an attack, deliberately handled when on the ground, picking up a second yellow and being sent off.

    Reading secured victory 14 minutes from the end when Olise thundered home a superb 30-yard first-time strike.

    Lineups

    Barnsley

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 1. J. Walton

    • 2. J. Williams

    • 14. K. Ludewig

    • 26. M. Sollbauer

    • 30. M. Helik Red Card

    • 6. M. Andersen Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

    • 27. A. Mowatt Yellow Card

    • 17. M. Ritzmaier Yellow Card

    • 28. D. Frieser

      62'
    • 16. L. Thomas

      46'
    • 11. C. Chaplin

      70'

    Substitutes

    • 40. B. Collins

    • 24. A. Halme

      70'
    • 29. V. Adeboyejo

    • 9. C. Woodrow

    • 4. C. Styles

      46'
    • 19. P. Schmidt

      62'
    • 25. G. Miller