FM Preview: Barnsley v Birmingham City 21 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Barnsley v Birmingham City fixture

Barnsley are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Oakwell on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 15 of the 36 previous games, with the Tykes winning just 12.

The previous match played between the two at Oakwell was within the last three years, in March 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Birmingham C. 1 - 1 Barnsley Championship
2008/2009 Tue 10 Mar Barnsley 1-1 Birmingham C. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 23 Aug Birmingham C. 2 - 0 Barnsley Championship
2006/2007 Mon 09 Apr Barnsley 1 - 0 Birmingham C. Championship
2006/2007 Sat 11 Nov Birmingham C. 2 - 0 Barnsley Championship
2001/2002 Sat 16 Feb Birmingham C. 1 - 0 Barnsley League Division One
2001/2002 Sat 13 Oct Barnsley 1 - 3 Birmingham C. League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 13 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Birmingham City however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Blues scoring 17 and conceding 3.

Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 42 points from their 31 games played so far,

Birmingham City's total of 51 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Barnsley 6 3 0 3 9 10 9
Birmingham City 6 3 3 0 10 2 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Barnsley are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Birmingham City running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Barnsley 14 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 23 .
Birmingham City Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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