FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 16 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Barnsley fixture

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:
2006/2007Sat 19 AugBarnsley2 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
1997/1998Sat 14 MarBarnsley4 - 3SouthamptonPREM
1997/1998Sat 08 NovSouthampton4 - 1BarnsleyPREM
1997/1998Tue 14 OctBarnsley1 - 2SouthamptonLGEC
1984/1985Mon 04 MarSouthampton1 - 2BarnsleyFAC
1959/1960Wed 14 OctSouthampton2 - 1BarnsleyLGE1
1959/1960Wed 07 OctBarnsley1 - 0SouthamptonLGE1

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.