FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 25 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Barnsley fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 09 SepBarnsley2 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
2000/2001Wed 01 NovStoke City3 - 2BarnsleyLGEC
1996/1997Thu 26 DecStoke City1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1996/1997Tue 10 SepBarnsley3 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1995/1996Sat 02 MarStoke City2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1995/1996Tue 26 DecBarnsley3 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
1994/1995Wed 12 AprStoke City0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.