Npower Championship Matchday Forty: Crystal Palace v Barnsley

05 April 2013 09:09
Match Preview Team News

Martin Cranie is a doubt after departing the Leicester match on Monday with a hamstring injury.

Manager David Flitcroft is also missing Cranie’s fellow defender Jimmy McNulty and winger Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Luke Steele

Bobby Hassell

Scott Wiseman

Martin Cranie

Tom Kennedy

Stephen Dawson

David Perkins

Jacob Mellis

Chris O’Grady

Jason Scotland

Kelvin Etuhu 

Head To Head

Last Six Crystal Palace v Barnsley results:

23/10/12 Barnsley 1-1 Crystal Palace (Championship)

20/3/12 Crystal Palace 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

6/12/11 Barnsley 2-1 Crystal Palace (Championship)

2/4/11 Crystal Palace 2-1 Barnsley (Championship)

14/8/10 Barnsley 1-0 Crystal Palace (Championship)

13/3/10 Barnsley 0-0 Crystal Palace (Championship)

Overall Record:

Crystal Palace Wins: 22

Barnsley Wins: 26

Draws: 11

Crystal Palace  Goals: 73

Barnsley Goals: 78

At Crystal Palace (3 at The Nest, 26 at Selhurst Park):

Crystal Palace Wins: 14

Barnsley Wins: 11

Draws: 4

Crystal Palace Goals: 35

Barnsley Goals: 28

First Met In League: Monday 29th August 1921.- Barnsley 3-1 Crystal Palace.

Biggest Win: Barnsley (Ashley Ward,2, Sean McClare, Jan Aage Fjortoft) 4-0 Crystal Palace Saturday 19th September 1998.

Biggest Defeat: Barnsley 0-4 Crystal Palace Wednesday 22nd May 1963.

Last Home Win: Barnsley (Ricardo Vaz Te,(2),) 2-1 Crystal Palace (Jermaine Easter) Tuesday 6th December 2011.

Last Away Win: Crystal Palace 0-2 Barnsley (Bruce Dyer, Darren Barnard), Saturday 15th January 2000.

Last Home Draw: Barnsley (David Perkins) 1-1 Crystal Palace (Glen Murray), Tuesday 23rd October 2012.

Last Away Draw: Crystal Palace (Victor Moses) 1-1 Barnsley (Daniel Bogdanovic), Saturday 19th December 2009.

Last Home Defeat: Barnsley (Bruce Dyer) 1-4 Crystal Palace (Dougie Freedman, Aki Riihilahti, Ade Akinbiyi, Julian Gray), Tuesday 26th February 2002.

Last Away Defeat: Crystal Palace (Sean Scannell) 1-0 Barnsley Tuesday 20th March 2012.

Last Away Meeting:

Tuesday 20th March 2012:

Crystal Palace (Sean Scannell) 1-0 Barnsley ATT: 11,853.

Crystal Palace:

Julian Speroni, Patrick McCarthy, Nathaniel Clyne, Jonathan Parr, Anthony Gardner, Mile Jedinak, Darren Ambrose (Jonathan Williams 62), Sean Scannell, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Chris Martin (Kwesi Appiah 77), Glenn Murray (Jermaine Easter 62) Unused Subs: Lewis Price, Paul McShane. Barnsley:

David Button, Scott Golbourne, Scott Wiseman, Jimmy McNulty, Stephen Foster, Stephen Dawson, Nathan Doyle, Frank Nouble (Michael Tonge 65), Matty Done, Craig Davies (Lee Collins 87), Andy Gray.

Unused Subs: Lukas Lidakevicius, Korey Smith, David Cotterill.

Still at respective clubs:

Crystal Palace: 10- 2 out on loan.

Barnsley: 7- 1 out on loan.

This Season

Last six 2012-2013 results:

Crystal Palace:

1/4/13 Blackpool 1-0 Crystal Palace (Championship)

29/3/13 Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham (Championship)

17/3/13 Brighton 3-0 Crystal Palace (Championship)

9/3/13 Crystal Palace 2-2 Leeds (Championship)

5/3/13 Crystal Palace 4-2 Hull (Championship)

1/3/13 Derby 0-1 Crystal Palace (Championship)

W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 7 A: 12 GD: -5 Points: 7


1/4/13 Barnsley 2–0 Leicester (Championship)

30/3/13 Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Barnsley (Championship)

16/3/13 Barnsley 1-0 Watford (Championship)

12/3/13 Barnsley 2–1 Brighton (Championship)

9/3/13 Man City 5–0 Barnsley (FA Cup)

5/3/13 Burnley 1–1 Barnsley (Championship)

W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 7 A: 9 GD: -2 Points: 10

Interesting Stats:

Barnsley are unbeaten in their last seven home meetings with Crystal Palace but have lost seven of the last eight away.

The Reds last victory at Selhurst Park was way back in February 2000 when Bruce Dyer and Darren Barnard cemented Barnsley in fourth place in Division One.

Overall Barnsley have a decent record at Palace, winning 11 of their 29 visits, only four less than Palace have won.

They have though managed to score on just two of their last eight trips.

This will be Crystal Palace’s fourth successive game against a side beginning with the letter B.

Despite being firmly entrenched in the Championship play-offs, six points clear of seventh place, the Eagles have lost their last three matches.

It is their joint worst run of the season after they lost their opening three matches.

However after this they embarked on a 14 match unbeaten run.

In the trio of reverseals the Eagles have just suffered they have conceded eight goals, without manging to score themselves.

It is their longest score-less run for nearly two years. They went five games without a goal between 29th October and 26th November 2011.

Palace lost their last home game 4-0 to Birmingham, back on Good Friday. It was only their second home defeat of the season.

They have scored more home goals than any other side in the Premier or Football League with 47 strikes at Selhurst Park.

Palace have failed to win either of their last two home matches but had won the four prior to this.

Barnsley have the same points tally as they had at the end of the 2011-2012 campaign. Victory tomorrow would see them hit the 50 point mark for the sixth time in seven seasons since returning to the Championship.

They have already surpassed their goal tally for last season, scoring 50 compared to last season’s 49.

The Reds are hunting for their fourth win in five matches, but their first on the road in five away trips.

They are on the division’s current longest scoring run of 17 successive league games.

They are the only side in the division to have won every match in which they have kept a clean sheet. They have not drawn 0-0 since the final day of last season.

On This Day:

Crystal Palace:

Played: 14 Won: 5 Drawn: 4 Lost: 5 Scored 20 Conceded 21.

Last match on the 6th April: 2004. Rotherham 1-2 Crystal Palace (Gray, Shipperley- both ex Barnsley players) ATT: 6,001.

Last win: 2004

Last draw: 1985

Last defeat: 1996

STAT! – It is nine years since Crystal Palace last played on the 6th April but they have won two of the last three.


Played: 22 Won: 4 Drawn: 5 Lost: 13 Scored: 23 Conceded: 49.

Last match on the 6th April: 2012. Barnsley 0-4 West Ham United. ATT: 11,151.

Last win: 1991

Last draw: 1986

Last defeat: 2012

STAT! Barnsley have lost their last four matches on this date, scoring just once. They have won just one of the last 10.

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Other Fixtures:

Saturday 6th April 2013:


Birmingham v Millwall

Bolton v Wolves

Brighton v Leicester

Burnley v Bristol City

Charlton v Leeds

Derby v Ipswich

Huddersfield v Peterborough

Hull v Middlesbrough

Nottingham Forest v Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn


Watford v Cardiff

Source: TykesMAD


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