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| On Apr 2, 2021 11:30 AM IST

BAR vs RED Dream11 Tips for Barnsley vs Reading English Championship Fixtures 2 April

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BAR vs RED Dream11: Reading makes the trip to Barnsley in what will be a crunch tie that will determine the dynamics of the play-offs. Barnsley is in 5th place, just 2 points above Reading in the table. Barnsley lost to Sheffield Wednesday after what was a 10-game unbeaten streak that saw them win 9 of those games. Reading has been going through a patchy run of form and hasn’t won any of their last 3 games after a 3-game winning streak. They have won 18 of their 38 games while losing 12 of them and will look to get back to winning ways with a result against Barnsley.

Date: 2nd April, Friday
Kick-Off: 10 pm (IST)
Venue: Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley

Championship Table: Barnsley is 5th in the table with Reading just one place below in 6th.

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Recent Form
Barnsley: WDWWL
Reading: WWDLD

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Barnsley – 0
Draw – 2
Reading – 3

WAT vs SHFF Today Match Prediction Details

Barnsley News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Ben Williams is out until next month with a cruciate ligament injury.
• Centre-back, Liam Kitching, suffered a groin injury and will not feature in this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Barnsley should line up in their usual 3-4-2-1 formation.
• The impressive midfield of Callum Brittain, Romal Palmer, Alex Mowatt and Callum Styles should continue.
• Carlton Morris may replace Dominik Frieser and start alongside Cauley Woodrow.

Barnsley Starting XI (likely)

Bradley Collins (GK)
Michael Solbauer
Michal Helik
Mads Juel Andersen
Callum Brittain
Romal Palmer
Alex Mowatt
Callum Styles
Carlton Morris
Cauley Woodrow
Daryl Dike

Reading News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Defenders, Felipe Araruna and Michael Morrison, are out with a knee injury and muscular injury respectively.
• Midfielder, John Swift, suffered a hamstring injury and will not be available for this fixture.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Reading will go for the usual 4-2-3-1 formation.
• Andy Rinomhota and Josh Laurent should start in a midfield pivot behind Yakou Meite, Michael Olise and Ovie Ejaria.
• Lucas Joao will spearhead the attack.

Reading Starting XI (likely)

Rafael Cabral (GK)
Thomas Holmes
Liam Moore
Lewis Gibson
Omar Richards
Andy Rinomhota
Josh Laurent
Yakou Meite
Michael Olise
Ovie Ejaria
Lucas Joao

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Cauley Woodrow – With 15 goal-contributions (11 goals and 4 assists), Woodrow will be an important player for Barnsley. He has created 42 chances with 30 shots on target as well. He is also their key penalty taker and has scored 6 spot-kicks this season.

Lucas Joao – The Portuguese international has 18 goals and 7 assists in the league this season. He has created 43 goal-scoring chances and with 48 successful dribbles with a completion rate of 62%. Joao has an impressive 35 shots on target and is quite 2-footed with 10 right-foot goals and 7 left-foot goals.

Differential Pick

Carlton Morris – Carlton Morris has been in great form this season with 6 goals and 2 assists in 634 minutes of football giving him a goal-contribution rate of 1 every 79 minutes. He also has 3 goals and 1 assist in his last 5 games for the club. Morris has been very clinical this season and will Reading can not afford to give him any chance on the ball. The Englishman is quite flexible too and can be deployed anywhere from centre-forward, lone-striker and the left-flank.

BAR vs RED Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Cabral
Defenders – Brittain, Sollbauer, Moore, Holmes
Midfielders – Palmer, Mowatt, Olise
Forwards – Woodrow (C), Morris, Joao (VC)

Likely Winner

The BAR vs RED Today Match Prediction will be an interesting one as both clubs are evenly matched in terms of recent form. This game will set the tone for the playoffs that will be played at the end of the season and a win for Barnsley will put them in a comfortable position to qualify. A win for Reading, on the other hand, will make things more interesting in the run of things. Neither side will take their league position for granted and will look to play a safe game.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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