FM Preview: Birmingham City v Barnsley 24 Sep 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Birmingham City 6 2 1 3 10 11 7
Barnsley 6 1 3 2 5 7 6

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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