Barnsley pack their bags to visit Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tykes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was more than three years back, in February 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 05 Aug||Barnsley||1 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Feb||Cardiff City||1 - 1||Barnsley||LGE1|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Barnsley||3 - 2||Cardiff City||LGE1|
|1984/1985||Tue 23 Apr||Cardiff City||3 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|1984/1985||Sat 15 Sep||Barnsley||2 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1983/1984||Sat 04 Feb||Barnsley||2 - 3||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1983/1984||Sat 01 Oct||Cardiff City||0 - 3||Barnsley||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Tykes have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Cardiff City's total of 49 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Barnsley are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 32 from their 30 matches played.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Bluebirds, as the Tykes have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Cardiff City||Not drawn a match in their last 4 .|
|Barnsley||Last drawn game 5 outings ago.|