FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 09 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Sunderland fixture

Barnsley play host to Sunderland at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Tykes are clearly on top, winning 54.55% of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was back in April 1999, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 21 OctSunderland2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1998/1999Fri 16 AprBarnsley1-3SunderlandCHMP
1998/1999Sat 21 NovSunderland2 - 3BarnsleyCHMP
1995/1996Sat 06 AprBarnsley0 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1995/1996Sat 28 OctSunderland2 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1994/1995Fri 24 MarBarnsley2 - 0SunderlandCHMP
1994/1995Sat 17 SepSunderland2 - 0BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Tykes have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Sunderland however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Black Cats, and 2 goals against.

Barnsley are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 38 from their 36 matches played. Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 63 points from 36 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Tykes at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Black Cats come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Sunderland Undefeated in last 4 away games.
10 games since last defeat.