Coca-Cola Championship Matchday Forty Three: Watford v Barnsley

23 April 2011 07:46
Match Preview Team News: With only youngsters Luke Potter and Alastair Taylor missing Reds boss Mark Robins has a fully fit squad to choose from for the trip back to where it all began for him as Reds manager- Watford. Robins will have one enforced change to make. Centre-back Paul McShane has returned to Hull City so Stephen Foster will slot in alongside Jason Shackell. It will be only Foster’s fifth start in 19 matches due to injury but will be his 150th for the club. Likely Lineup: Luke Steele Matt Hill Jason Shackell Stephen Foster Kieran Trippier Jacob Butterfield Nathan Doyle Jacob Mellis Danny Haynes Andy Gray Marlon Harewood Head To Head: Barnsley 0-0 Watford Match Report 27/11/10 Barnsley 1-0 Watford Match Report 6/2/10 Watford 1-1 Barnsley Match Report 11/4/09 Barnsley 2-1 Watford Match Report 15/11/08 Barnsley 3-2 Watford Match Report 24/11/07 Last Six Watford v Barnsley results: 27/11/10 Barnsley 0-0 Watford (Championship) 6/2/10 Barnsley 1-0 Watford (Championship) 12/9/09 Watford 1-0 Barnsley (Championship) 11/4/09 Watford 1-1 Barnsley (Championship) 15/11/08 Barnsley 2-1 Watford (Championship) 9/4/08 Watford 0-3 Barnsley (Championship) Overall Record: Watford Wins: 16 Barnsley Wins: 19 Draws: 15 Watford Goals: 53 Barnsley Goals: 59 At Vicarage Road: Watford Wins: 10 Barnsley Wins: 7 Draws: 8 Watford Goals: 32 Barnsley Goals: 26 This Season: Last six 2010-2011 results: 16/4/11 Leeds 2-2 Watford (Championship) 12/4/11 Watford 2-2 Norwich (Championship) 9/4/11 Watford 1-2 Hull (Championship) 2/4/11 Coventry 2-0 Watford (Championship) 19/3/11 Middlesbrough 2-1 Watford (Championship) 15/3/11 Ipswich 0-3 Watford (Championship) W: 1 D: 2 L: 3 F: 9 A: 10 GD: -1 Points: 5 Barnsley: 16/4/11 Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley (Championship) 12/4/11 Barnsley 0-1 QPR (Championship) 9/4/11 Barnsley 4-2 Bristol City (Championship) 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) W: 1 D: 2 L: 3 F: 8 A: 9 GD: -1 Points: 5 Interesting Stats: Mark Robins first game as Barnsley manager was this fixture last season- The Reds were defeated 1-0 on the 12th September 2009. He has now been in charge for 88 matches and only three players who started that day- Stephen Foster, Bobby Hassell and Andy Gray- can still be considered regulars. Barnsley have a pretty decent record at Vicarage Road having won seven of their 25 trips- Watford have won only 10. But they have won just one of the last six trips when Kayode Odejayi notched a brace just three days after missing THAT chance at Wembley in a 3-0 win that eased relegation fears. On the other hand Watford have won only one of their last eight meetings with the Reds, the 1-0 success last September. This will be the 50th meeting between the two sides. Both sides are in poor form in the league- Barnsley have won just two of their last 13 matches, whilst Watford are without a win in five. Mad Sites Official Sites   Other Fixtures Friday, 22 April 2011 Coventry v Scunthorpe, 15:00 Doncaster v Crystal Palace, 15:00 Nott'm Forest v Leicester, 17:15 Leeds v Reading, 19:45 Saturday, 23 April 2011 Cardiff v QPR, 12:45 Derby v Burnley, 15:00 Hull v Middlesbrough, 15:00 Portsmouth v Swansea, 15:00 Sheff Utd v Bristol City, 15:00 Millwall v Preston, 17:20