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Last updated : 27 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Barnsley at Oakwell on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 21 games played, Boro have recorded 7 wins, and Barnsley have come away with 8 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Barnsley was more than a decade ago, in April 1995, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1994/1995Sat 22 AprBarnsley1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1994/1995Tue 14 MarMiddlesbrough1 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1993/1994Tue 26 AprMiddlesbrough5 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1993/1994Tue 24 AugBarnsley1 - 4MiddlesbroughCHMP
1991/1992Mon 13 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
1991/1992Tue 05 NovBarnsley2 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1991/1992Tue 29 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 0BarnsleyLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Tykes's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Middlesbrough's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Boro, and 6 goals against.

Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 21 matches. Middlesbrough's 32 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Boro has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Barnsley. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Last drawn game 6 outings ago.