Barnsley prepare to entertain Tranmere Rovers at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Tykes have a healthy record in the fixture, winning 14 from 24 meetings.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Oakwell was less than a year ago, in November 2003, with Barnsley running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Apr||Tranmere Rvs.||2 - 0||Barnsley||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 15 Nov||Barnsley||2-0||Tranmere Rvs.||LGE1|
|2002/2003||Tue 18 Mar||Barnsley||1 - 1||Tranmere Rvs.||LGE1|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Oct||Tranmere Rvs.||1 - 0||Barnsley||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Sat 17 Mar||Tranmere Rvs.||2 - 3||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Tue 17 Oct||Barnsley||1 - 1||Tranmere Rvs.||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Fri 11 Feb||Tranmere Rvs.||2 - 2||Barnsley||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Barnsley's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Tykes have scored 9, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.
Tranmere Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Rovers, and 5 goals against.
Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 7 matches. Tranmere Rvs. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 11 from their 6 games so far.
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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 Rovers come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Barnsley||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Tranmere Rvs.||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
7 games since last defeat.