FM Preview: Barnsley v Nottingham Forest 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Barnsley v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest face a trip to Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Forest will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 8 of the 36 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2010, the Tykes carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 16 MarBarnsley2 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2009/2010Tue 20 OctNottm. Forest1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 04 AprBarnsley1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2008/2009Sat 29 NovNottm. Forest1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2005/2006Fri 27 JanNottm. Forest0 - 2BarnsleyLGE1
2005/2006Sat 10 SepBarnsley2 - 0Nottm. ForestLGE1
2001/2002Sat 12 JanNottm. Forest0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Tykes in those games, with 6 conceded.

Nottm. Forest have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Barnsley see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far, Nottm. Forest's 13 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest62408510

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Forest out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Barnsley. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Nottm. Forest Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.