FootyMAD's Coventry City match preview

Last updated : 16 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Coventry City v Barnsley fixture

Barnsley travel to take on Coventry City at Coventry Arena on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 14 of the 21 contests.

The last time the two teams met at Coventry City was back in February 2002, over five years ago, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 28 OctBarnsley0 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2001/2002Sat 23 FebCoventry City4 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Tue 25 SepBarnsley1 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
1997/1998Sat 21 FebCoventry City1 - 0BarnsleyPREM
1997/1998Mon 20 OctBarnsley2 - 0Coventry CityPREM
1963/1964Sat 28 DecCoventry City3 - 1BarnsleyLGE1
1963/1964Thu 26 DecBarnsley1 - 1Coventry CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Tykes have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Coventry City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 49 points from their 38 games played so far, Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 41 points from 38 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Sky Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry City Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Barnsley 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.