FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 12 March 2010 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 Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Eagles have recorded 8 wins, and Barnsley have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2009, with Barnsley running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 19 DecCrystal Palace1 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
2008/2009Tue 17 MarBarnsley3 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Eagles's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 45 points from their 34 games played so far, Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 37 points from 34 matches.

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

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Barnsley may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 2 away matches.