FM Preview: Birmingham City v Barnsley 24 Sep 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 23rd September 2011
The game between Birmingham City and Barnsley in the Championship on 24th September 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Birmingham City v Barnsley fixture
Barnsley pack their bags to visit Birmingham City at St Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tykes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 8 of the 35 games.
The previous match played between the two at St Andrew's was more than three years back, in August 2008, with Birmingham City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2000/2001||Sat 13 Jan||Barnsley||2 - 3||Birmingham C.||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Birmingham City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.
Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
Birmingham City see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 7 points from their 6 games played so far,
Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 7 points from their 7 matches.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Barnsley are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from St Andrew's with a well-deserved point. No-score draw
|Birmingham City||6 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Barnsley||Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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