FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 14 and win only 5 of the 26 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 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 20 SepSouthampton0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2007/2008Sat 29 DecBarnsley2 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
2007/2008Sat 22 SepSouthampton2 - 3BarnsleyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 17 FebSouthampton5 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 19 AugBarnsley2 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
1997/1998Sat 14 MarBarnsley4 - 3SouthamptonPREM
1997/1998Sat 08 NovSouthampton4 - 1BarnsleyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley 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, 9 to 7.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Saints have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 26 matches. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 23 points from their 26 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton 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 Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Southampton Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 9 most recent games.