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:|
|2005/2006||Tue 13 Sep||Gillingham||0 - 3||Barnsley||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 22 Dec||Barnsley||4-1||Gillingham||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 25 Aug||Gillingham||3 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sun 25 Mar||Barnsley||3 - 1||Gillingham||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 21 Oct||Gillingham||0 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Tue 24 Sep||Gillingham||1 - 0||Barnsley||LGEC|
|1996/1997||Tue 17 Sep||Barnsley||1 - 1||Gillingham||LGEC|
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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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
|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.