Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty: Bristol City v Barnsley

09 April 2011 09:10
Match Preview Team News: Bobby Hassell is set to miss his fifth game out of the last six after suffering ankle and calf injures in last weekend’s defeat at Crystal Palace. Kieran Trippier is fit again however so will slot straight into a defence still missing Stephen Foster and Jay McEveley. They, along with Jacob Mellis featured in the reserves 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday but are not yet ready to return to first team action. Likely Lineup: Luke Steele Matt Hill Jason Shackell Paul McShane Kieran Trippier Nathan Doyle Hugo Colace Jacob Butterfield Danny Haynes Andy Gray Marlon Harewood Head To Head: 24/10/09 Barnsley 2-3 Bristol City Match Report 25/10/08 Barnsley 0-0 Bristol City Match Report 2/10/07 Barnsley 3-0 Bristol City Match Report 4/2/06 Barnsley 2-0 Bristol City Match Report Last Six Barnsley v Bristol City results: 21/8/10 Bristol City 3-3 Barnsley (Championship) 23/3/10 Bristol City 5-3 Barnsley (Championship) 24/10/09 Barnsley 2-3 Bristol City (Championship) 31/1/09 Bristol City 2-0 Barnsley (Championship) 25/10/08 Barnsley 0-0 Bristol City (Championship) 22/12/08 Bristol City 3-2 Barnsley (Championship) Overall Record: Barnsley Wins: 28 Bristol City Wins: 38 Draws: 18 Barnsley Goals: 128 Bristol City Goals: 150 At Oakwell: Barnsley Wins: 24 Bristol City Wins: 8 Draws: 10 Barnsley Goals: 91 Bristol City Goals: 51 This Season: Last six 2010-2011 results: Barnsley: 2/4/11 Crystal Palace 2-1 Barnsley (Championship) 19/3/11 Barnsley 0-1 Reading (Championship) 13/3/11 Cardiff 2-2 Barnsley (Championship) 8/3/11 Barnsley 2-1 Scunthorpe (Championship) 5/3/11 Derby 0-0 Barnsley (Championship) 26/2/11 Barnsley 0-2 Norwich (Championship) W: 1 D: 2 L: 3 F: 5 A: 8 GD: -3 Points: 5 Bristol City: 2/4/11 Bristol City 1-0 Doncaster (Championship) 19/3/11 Bristol City 2-0 Burnley (Championship) 14/3/11 Norwich 3-1 Bristol City (Championship) 8/3/11 Bristol City 2-1 Portsmouth (Championship) 5/3/11 Coventry 1-4 Bristol City (Championship) 26/2/11 Bristol City 2-0 Scunthorpe (Championship) W:5 D:0 L:1 F:12 A:5 GD:7 Points: 15 Interesting Stats: One thing this game should guarantee is goals- there have been 34 in the last nine meetings with 19 of those coming in the past three alone. Incredibly Barnsley have scored eight times in their last three meetings with the Robins but have not won any of them, losing 3-2 and 5-3 and then back in August drawing 3-3 at Ashton Gate despite leading 2-0 and 3-2. These two teams might be next to each other in the alphabetical sense, but they are at the opposite ends of the form table. City who had a poor start to the season, which has all but cost them a play-off spot are ending the season in style and have won six of their last seven matches. Barnsley meanwhile are mirroring last season’s abject end when they failed to win any of the final 10 matches. They have currently won just one of their last 10 games. If they fail to win any of their final seven matches they will have an identical finish to 2009-2010 and still require another seven points to match last season’s tally. Mad Sites Official Site: Other Fixtures: Derby v Coventry, 15:00 Doncaster v Cardiff, 15:00 Ipswich v Crystal Palace, 15:00 Leicester v Burnley, 15:00 Millwall v Leeds, 15:00 Nott'm Forest v Reading, 15:00 Portsmouth v Preston, 15:00 Scunthorpe v QPR, 15:00 Sheff Utd v Middlesbrough, 15:00 Watford v Hull, 15:00 Swansea v Norwich, 17:20