FM Preview: Barnsley v Swansea City 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Barnsley v Swansea City fixture

Swansea City face a trip to Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Swans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 8 of the 34 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecSwansea City1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2009/2010Sat 17 AprSwansea City3 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
2009/2010Sat 19 SepBarnsley0 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
2008/2009Mon 13 AprBarnsley1 - 3Swansea CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 09 DecSwansea City2 - 2BarnsleyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 27 MayBarnsley2 - 2Swansea CityD2PO
2005/2006Sat 04 MarBarnsley2 - 2Swansea CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Swansea City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Swans have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 33 points from their 25 matches. Swansea City are holding the final promotion place in the Npower Championship, and have accumulated 46 points from the 27 games they have played so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Swans of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Oakwell with Swansea City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Swansea City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.