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History of the Barnsley v Hartlepool United fixture

Barnsley prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 15 of the 20 contests.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Oakwell was less than a year ago, in February 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 04 SepHartlepool U.1 - 1BarnsleyLGE1
2003/2004Sat 07 FebBarnsley2-2Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Fri 26 DecHartlepool U.1 - 2BarnsleyLGE1
1979/1980Sat 24 NovBarnsley5 - 2Hartlepool U.FAC
1978/1979Thu 12 AprBarnsley1 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
1978/1979Sat 23 DecHartlepool U.1 - 1BarnsleyLGE2
1977/1978Fri 24 MarHartlepool U.1 - 2BarnsleyLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

Hartlepool U. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 32 points from their 24 games played so far, Hartlepool U.'s total of 39 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
Hartlepool U.641116613

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Barnsley only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. 5 games since last defeat.