FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Barnsley 06 Mar 2012

Last updated : 05 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Barnsley fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Barnsley at Riverside Stadium on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 18 wins out of 26 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 16 Aug Barnsley 1 - 3 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley Championship
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Barnsley 2 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Tue 09 Feb Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Barnsley Championship
2009/2010 Mon 28 Dec Barnsley 2 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
1994/1995 Sat 22 Apr Barnsley 1 - 1 Middlesbrough League Division One
1994/1995 Tue 14 Mar Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Barnsley League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Boro have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Barnsley is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Tykes have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Middlesbrough's total of 56 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 43 points from their 34 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 3 1 2 9 7 10
Barnsley 6 1 1 4 5 9 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough are not exactly setting the world alight at Riverside Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Barnsley in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Barnsley Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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