FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 20 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Crystal Palace fixture

Barnsley play host to Crystal Palace at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 23 games played, Tykes have recorded 11 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 8 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was back in February 2002, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 18 NovCrystal Palace2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Tue 26 FebBarnsley1-4Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 22 SepCrystal Palace1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Tue 20 FebBarnsley1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Tue 12 SepCrystal Palace1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1999/2000Tue 15 FebCrystal Palace0 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
1999/2000Sat 14 AugBarnsley2 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP

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 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Crystal Palace's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Eagles's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 47 points from 43 matches. Crystal Palace's 59 points from 43 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

These are testing times at Oakwell for the Tykes and the Madmen are unable to see past Crystal Palace claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley 12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 17 .
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.