Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 9 of the 28 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Tykes in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Mar||Barnsley||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Mar||Barnsley||1 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Fri 14 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 07 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 09 Dec||Barnsley||0 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Tue 07 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 3||Barnsley||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Barnsley have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Tykes in those games, with 3 conceded.
The away form of Sheff. Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Blades have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 15 matches. Sheff. Utd.'s total of 25 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Not a lot has been going right generally for Sheff. Utd. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Barnsley. No-score draw
|Barnsley||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Sheff. Utd.||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
5 games since last defeat.