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History of the Nottingham Forest v Barnsley fixture

Nottm. Forest play host to Barnsley at City Ground on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 6 of the 31 games.

The last time the two teams met at Nottm. Forest was just over four years ago, in January 2002, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepBarnsley2 - 0Nottm. ForestLGE1
2001/2002Sat 12 JanNottm. Forest0-0BarnsleyCHMP
2001/2002Sat 18 AugBarnsley2 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2000/2001Wed 07 MarNottm. Forest1 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2000/2001Sat 14 OctBarnsley3 - 4Nottm. ForestCHMP
1999/2000Sat 30 OctBarnsley1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
1999/2000Fri 01 OctNottm. Forest3 - 0BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Forest, with 1 goals against.

Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Tykes's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.

Nottm. Forest's 40 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Barnsley's total of 45 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League One.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest62311059
Barnsley6222668

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest may be coming up against a decent side in Barnsley, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Forest. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Unbeaten in the last 13 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Barnsley Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.