FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 08 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Birmingham City fixture

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:
2006/2007Sat 11 NovBirmingham C.2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Sat 16 FebBirmingham C.1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Sat 13 OctBarnsley1-3Birmingham C.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 13 JanBarnsley2 - 3Birmingham C.CHMP
2000/2001Mon 28 AugBirmingham C.4 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1999/2000Thu 18 MayBarnsley1 - 2Birmingham C.D1PO
1999/2000Sat 13 MayBirmingham C.0 - 4BarnsleyD1PO

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.63126310

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

Sequence statistics:
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.