Barnsley travel to take on Southampton at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tykes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Southampton was back in November 1997, over five years ago, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Barnsley||2 - 2||Southampton||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 14 Mar||Barnsley||4 - 3||Southampton||PREM|
|1997/1998||Sat 08 Nov||Southampton||4 - 1||Barnsley||PREM|
|1997/1998||Tue 14 Oct||Barnsley||1 - 2||Southampton||LGEC|
|1984/1985||Mon 04 Mar||Southampton||1 - 2||Barnsley||FAC|
|1959/1960||Wed 14 Oct||Southampton||2 - 1||Barnsley||LGE1|
|1959/1960||Wed 07 Oct||Barnsley||1 - 0||Southampton||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Saints score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
The away form of Barnsley is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Tykes have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Southampton's total of 53 points from their 32 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Barnsley are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 32 points from their 32 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Tykes are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Southampton. Home win
|Southampton||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Barnsley||An overall losing run of 2 games.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.