29th Feb 2020 | Championship

Tykes Can Disrespect Royals

Charlie Adam enjoyed happier times at Stoke. His current team Reading are slipping ever closer to the relegation dogfight while Barnsley have stunned the Championship with three straight wins.

In an imperious rejection of form, Bet365 give a market-leading price of 11/5 on Barnsley making it four wins on the bounce on Saturday as they continue their bid for the great escape.

Gerhard Struber’s unfashionable outfit looked destined for a fast return to League One after a 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham City on 11th February left them nine points from safety. But the turnaround from there has been remarkable: an inexplicable 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage followed by crucial 1-0 wins over Boro and Hull.

With a suddenly robust defence, the Tykes will fancy they can heap the pressure on a Reading side who have just lost 3-0 at home to Wigan in midweek. The Royals have enjoyed just one win in their last 10 under Mark Bowen. Their favouritism here doesn’t add up.

1pt Barnsley to win 11/5 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:41 29th Feb, 2020 but subject to change