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MATCH PREVIEW V BARNSLEY

10 April 2018

A look at tonight's match as Blues face Barnsley at Portman Road.

Current standings
Town sit 14th and will be desperate to get back to winning ways having not recorded a victory in six Championship matches. Barnsley occupy the final relegation spot in 22nd but have a game in hand on the surrounding teams.

League form:
Town – 1/15 points
Hull (H) L 3-0
Bristol City (A) L 1-0
Birmingham (A) L 1-0
Milwall (H) D 2-2
Brentford (A) L 1-0

Barnsley – 5/15 points
Middlesbrough (A) L 3-1
Norwich (H) D 1-1
Millwall (H) L 2-0
Bristol City (H) D 2-2
Sheff Utd (H) W 3-2

Last time we met: Barnsley 1-2 Town 12.08.17
Town made it two wins from two to start the season with a comeback win at Oakwell back in August. Tom Bradshaw headed Barnsley in front after 15 minutes but a series of fine saves from Bartosz Bialkowski denied the hosts a second. The introduction of David McGoldrick and Martyn Waghorn at the break proved pivotal as Town came out flying after the restart. The former volleyed Blues level in the 53rd minute before Waghorn completed the turnaround 20 minutes from time with a smart finish off the post.

Previous meetings at Portman Road:
06.08.16 Town 4-2 Barnsley
01.11.13 Town 1-1 Barnsley
19.01.13 Town 1-1 Barnsley
31.03.12 Town 1-0 Barnsley
13.11.10 Town 1-3 Barnsley

 

One to watch: Oliver McBurnie
McBurnie boasts an impressive record with a goal coming on average every 126 minutes in the Championship. The Scottish forward, who is on loan from Swansea, has seven goals to his name this term and was on the scoresheet in the victory over Sheffield United last time out.

Could be the difference: Town’s record
Blues are unbeaten in their last 10 League matches against The Tykes (W6 D4) dating back to the 3-1 defeat in November 2010.

Match officials:
Referee: James Linington
Assistants: Steven Meredith & Lee Venamore
Fourth official: Nicholas Kinseley

 


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