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History of the Barnsley v Gillingham fixture

Barnsley play host to Gillingham at Oakwell on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 8 of the 12 contests.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was just over four years ago, in December 2001, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 13 SepGillingham0 - 3BarnsleyLGE1
2001/2002Sat 22 DecBarnsley4-1GillinghamCHMP
2001/2002Sat 25 AugGillingham3 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Sun 25 MarBarnsley3 - 1GillinghamCHMP
2000/2001Sat 21 OctGillingham0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1996/1997Tue 24 SepGillingham1 - 0BarnsleyLGEC
1996/1997Tue 17 SepBarnsley1 - 1GillinghamLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Tykes in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Gillingham is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Gills have hit 4 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Barnsley lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League One, picking up 39 points from their 25 games so far. Gillingham are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 31 points from 25 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Barnsley61411097
Gillingham63219311

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Tykes's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Gillingham. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Gillingham Not won in previous 18 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.