Barnsley play host to Birmingham City at Oakwell on Monday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 15 of the 34 previous games, with the Tykes winning just 11.
The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was back in October 2001, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 11 Nov||Birmingham C.||2 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 16 Feb||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 13 Oct||Barnsley||1-3||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 13 Jan||Barnsley||2 - 3||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Mon 28 Aug||Birmingham C.||4 - 1||Barnsley||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Thu 18 May||Barnsley||1 - 2||Birmingham C.||D1PO|
|1999/2000||Sat 13 May||Birmingham C.||0 - 4||Barnsley||D1PO|
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 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
Birmingham C.'s away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Barnsley are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 41 points from their 41 games thus far. Birmingham C. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 74 points from 40 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Tykes at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Barnsley||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Birmingham C.||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|