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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Feb||Southampton||5-2||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Barnsley||2 - 2||Southampton||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 14 Mar||Barnsley||4 - 3||Southampton||PREM|
|1997/1998||Sat 08 Nov||Southampton||4 - 1||Barnsley||PREM|
|1997/1998||Tue 14 Oct||Barnsley||1 - 2||Southampton||LGEC|
|1984/1985||Mon 04 Mar||Southampton||1 - 2||Barnsley||FAC|
|1959/1960||Wed 14 Oct||Southampton||2 - 1||Barnsley||LGE1|
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,
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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
|Southampton||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Barnsley||Not won in previous 5 away matches.|