FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 21 September 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Barnsley fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Barnsley at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 6 of the 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in February 2007, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 17 FebSouthampton5-2BarnsleyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 19 AugBarnsley2 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
1997/1998Sat 14 MarBarnsley4 - 3SouthamptonPREM
1997/1998Sat 08 NovSouthampton4 - 1BarnsleyPREM
1997/1998Tue 14 OctBarnsley1 - 2SouthamptonLGEC
1984/1985Mon 04 MarSouthampton1 - 2BarnsleyFAC
1959/1960Wed 14 OctSouthampton2 - 1BarnsleyLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Tykes have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 7 points from their 6 matches. Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 8 points from their 6 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Saints. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Barnsley Not won in previous 5 away matches.