FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 05 May 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Barnsley fixture

Barnsley travel to take on West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 30 games played, Tykes have recorded 7 wins, and West Brom. have come away with 15 victories.

The last time the two teams met at West Brom. was back in March 2002, over five years ago, with West Brom. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 10 DecBarnsley1 - 1West Brom.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 30 MarWest Brom.3 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Sun 28 OctBarnsley3 - 2West Brom.CHMP
2000/2001Mon 01 JanWest Brom.1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Sat 26 AugBarnsley4 - 1West Brom.CHMP
1999/2000Sat 08 AprBarnsley2 - 2West Brom.CHMP
1999/2000Mon 03 JanWest Brom.0 - 2BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While The Baggies have scored 6, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Barnsley's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Tykes have hit 12 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Brom. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 73 points from 45 games. Barnsley are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 50 points from 45 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game in which both sides are showing indifferent form, so the Madmen are expecting the Tykes to come away from it with a creditable draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Barnsley 9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 20 outings ago.