Barnsley prepare to entertain Preston North End at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 20 games played, Tykes have recorded 10 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 6 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Oakwell was less than a year ago, in January 2007, with Preston N.E. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Tykes in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 13 Jan||Barnsley||0-1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Fri 22 Sep||Preston N.E.||1 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Tue 23 Aug||Preston N.E.||2 - 2||Barnsley||LGEC|
|2001/2002||Mon 01 Apr||Barnsley||2 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Thu 08 Nov||Preston N.E.||2 - 2||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Mon 16 Apr||Barnsley||0 - 4||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Fri 27 Oct||Preston N.E.||1 - 2||Barnsley||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Barnsley are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Tykes, with 5 goals against.
In complete contrast to Barnsley, Preston N.E. are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the North End have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 17 points from their 13 games played so far, Preston N.E. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 13 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Barnsley may be coming up against a decent side in Preston N.E., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Tykes. Home Win
|Barnsley||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Preston N.E.||Not won in previous 7 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.