Barnsley travel to take on Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Monday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tykes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 16 and win only 3 of the 27 games.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in November 2000, over five years ago, as the Potters edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Sep||Barnsley||2 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Wed 01 Nov||Stoke City||3 - 2||Barnsley||LGEC|
|1996/1997||Thu 26 Dec||Stoke City||1 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Tue 10 Sep||Barnsley||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Tue 26 Dec||Barnsley||3 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Wed 12 Apr||Stoke City||0 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Potters score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.
The away form of Barnsley is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Tykes have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City's 53 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Barnsley are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 35 points from their 34 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Potters, as the Tykes have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Stoke City||Drawn last 4 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
|Barnsley||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.