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History of the Chesterfield v Barnsley fixture

Barnsley face a trip to Chesterfield at Recreation Ground at lunchtime on Monday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tykes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 23 and win only 7 of the 39 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2005, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Mon 03 JanChesterfield2 - 2BarnsleyLGE1
2004/2005Sat 25 SepBarnsley1 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
2003/2004Sun 28 DecBarnsley0 - 1ChesterfieldLGE1
2003/2004Sat 06 SepChesterfield0 - 2BarnsleyLGE1
2002/2003Sat 15 FebBarnsley2 - 1ChesterfieldLGE1
2002/2003Sat 02 NovChesterfield1 - 0BarnsleyLGE1
1997/1998Tue 30 SepBarnsley4 - 1ChesterfieldLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Chesterfield have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Spireites in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Barnsley however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Tykes, and 8 goals against.

Chesterfield lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League One, picking up 38 points from their 25 games so far. Barnsley's total of 38 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Tykes's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Chesterfield, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chesterfield Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 7 games.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Barnsley 4 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.