FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 14 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Barnsley fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Barnsley at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 11 of the 24 previous games, with the Eagles winning just 10.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was just last season, in November 2006, with Crystal Palace running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 08 DecBarnsley0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 21 AprBarnsley2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 18 NovCrystal Palace2-0BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Tue 26 FebBarnsley1 - 4Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 22 SepCrystal Palace1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Tue 20 FebBarnsley1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Tue 12 SepCrystal Palace1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Tykes have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace's 54 points from 38 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 46 points from their 37 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace are not exactly setting the world alight at Selhurst Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Barnsley in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Barnsley Not won in previous 2 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.