Prior to last Saturday (8th), Barnsley had gone eight games without scoring a first half goal; they have now scored before half time in three successive matches for the first time in 2017.
The Reds have also opened the scoring in three successive games for the first time since the final two matches of 2016 and the first of 2017.
Barnsley have now drawn five successive home matches for the first time since the final five home matches of 2005-2006. Four of their current run of five have been 1-1.
The Reds did not draw any of their first four home matches of the season and had only one stalemate in the first seven at Oakwell, however this was their tenth home draw of the season- the joint most in the division along with Ipswich.
The Reds actually won their first three home matches of the season but have won only three of the 19 Oakwell outings since.
It means that they can only win a maximum of seven times at Oakwell this season (if they defeat Burton in their final home outing). Only once in the last 11 seasons at this level have they won less than seven home matches 2013-2014 (5) and they were relegated.
The Reds have kept only one clean sheet in their past six home matches and have failed to win any of the last eight- it is their longest winless run at Oakwell since September 2012 – January 2013 (11 matches)
Jota saw a second half spot-kick pushed onto the post by Reds keeper Adam Davies, it is the second penalty Davies has saved this season, after denying Reading’s Garath McCleary back in September, however on that occasion McCleary managed to net the rebound. Davies has conceded nine goals from penalties this campaign.
It is the second penalty Angus MacDonald has given away in the space of three games (also at Wigan) and the third penalty given against Barnsley this season for handball.
Barnsley had 25 attempts on goal (8 on target) it is the most they have had at Oakwell this season.
Barnsley have won only one of their last eight meetings with Brentford now, and have now won any of the last four at Oakwell (three have been draws)
Barnsley failed to win on a Monday for the first time in five. This was the third time this season they have played on this day.
Brentford’s last 10 away games have now seen both teams score and they have lost only one of the last six