FootyMAD's Barnsley match preview

Last updated : 30 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Derby County fixture

Derby County travel to take on Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 23 games played, Rams have recorded 8 wins, and Barnsley have come away with 11 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was back in December 1997, over five years ago, the Tykes carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 01 NovDerby County2 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1997/1998Sun 28 DecBarnsley1 - 0Derby CountyPREM
1997/1998Sat 30 AugDerby County1 - 0BarnsleyPREM
1995/1996Sat 09 DecDerby County4 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1995/1996Sat 23 SepBarnsley2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 17 DecDerby County1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1994/1995Sat 13 AugBarnsley2 - 1Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Tykes have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 41 points from 39 matches. Derby County are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 39 games giving them a return of 73 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County631212710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Derby County 8 games since last away draw.