FM Preview: Barnsley v Preston North End 01 Feb 2011

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History of the Barnsley v Preston North End fixture

Barnsley prepare to entertain Preston North End at Oakwell on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 23 games played, Tykes have recorded 11 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Oakwell was just last season, in August 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 09 NovPreston N.E.1 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
2009/2010Tue 02 FebPreston N.E.1 - 4BarnsleyCHMP
2009/2010Tue 18 AugBarnsley0-3Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Sun 28 DecBarnsley1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 22 NovPreston N.E.2 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
2007/2008Sat 12 AprPreston N.E.1 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
2007/2008Sat 03 NovBarnsley1 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The away form of Preston N.E. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the North End have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 37 points from their 28 games played so far, Preston N.E. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 26 games have yielded only 21 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Barnsley6213587
Preston N.E.60245102

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Tykes being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley No sequences of note
Preston N.E. Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.