FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 16 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Barnsley at Oakwell on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Eagles have recorded 8 wins, and Barnsley have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 OctCrystal Palace3 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2007/2008Sat 15 MarCrystal Palace2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Eagles have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Barnsley are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 40 points from their 36 games thus far. Crystal Palace's 50 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Nothing appears to be going right for the Eagles out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Barnsley. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Crystal Palace 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.