FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 07 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Sheffield United fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 22 MarBarnsley0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2007/2008Sat 15 DecSheff. Utd.1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Sat 09 MarBarnsley1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Fri 14 DecSheff. Utd.1 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Sat 07 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Sat 09 DecBarnsley0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1999/2000Tue 07 MarSheff. Utd.3 - 3BarnsleyCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.63216111

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

Sequence statistics:
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.