FootyMAD's Leicester City match preview

Last updated : 27 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Leicester City fixture

Barnsley play host to Leicester City at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 16 of the 48 previous games, with the Tykes winning just 15.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was back in September 1997, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 16 DecLeicester City2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1997/1998Sat 02 MayLeicester City1 - 0BarnsleyPREM
1997/1998Sat 27 SepBarnsley0-2Leicester CityPREM
1995/1996Sat 02 DecLeicester City2 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
1995/1996Sat 07 OctBarnsley2 - 2Leicester CityCHMP
1993/1994Sat 19 MarLeicester City0 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1993/1994Sat 25 SepBarnsley0 - 1Leicester CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Leicester City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Foxes have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 50 points from 44 matches. Leicester City are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 50 from their 44 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 Leicester City. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley 13 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 18 .
Leicester City 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.