Npower Championship Matchday Four: Barnsley v Bristol City

31 August 2012 08:04
Match Preview.

Team News:

There is no more news on the injury front so Reds boss Keith Hill is still without Luke Steele, Mido, Toni Silva, Jim O'Brien, David Perkins, Paul Digby, Matty Done, Reuben Noble-Lazarus and Rob Edwards, but goalkeeper Ben Alwick is set to finally make his league debut.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Ben Alnwick 

Martin Cranie Scott Golbourne Scott Wiseman John Stones Bobby Hassell Stephen Dawson Tomasz Cywka Jacob Mellis  Chris Dagnall Craig Davies  Head To Head   Last Six Bristol City v Barnsley Results: 21/4/12 Bristol City 2-0 Barnsley (Championship) 29/10/11 Barnsley 1-2 Bristol City (Championship) 9/4/11 Barnsley 4-2 Bristol City (Championship) 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) Overall Record: Barnsley Wins: 29 Bristol City Wins: 40 Draws: 18 Barnsley Goals: 133 Bristol City Goals: 156   At Oakwell: Barnsley Wins: 25 Bristol City Wins: 9 Draws: 10 Barnsley Goals: 96 Bristol City Goals: 55   Last Season/This Season   Last six 2011-2012/2012-2013 results:   Barnsley: 28/8/12 Swansea 3-1 Barnsley (League Cup) 25/8/12 Brighton 5-1 Barnsley (Championship) 21/8/12 Wolves 3-1 Barnsley (Championship) 18/8/12 Barnsley 1–0 Middlesbrough (Championship) 11/8/12 Rochdale 3-4 Barnsley (League Cup) 28/4/12 Barnsley 0-0 Brighton (Championship) W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 8 A: 14 GD: -6 Points: 4 (one win in cup) Bristol City: 25/8/12 Bristol City 4-2 Cardiff (Championship) 21/8/12 Bristol City 4-1 Crystal Palace (Championship) 18/8/12 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City (Championship) 14/8/12 Bristol City 1-2 Gillingham (League Cup) 28/4/12 Burnley 1-1 Bristol City (Championship) 21/4/12 Bristol City 2-0 Barnsley (Championship) W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 12 A: 7 GD: 5 Points: 10 Interesting Stats: One thing this fixture guarantees is goals. There has been 30 in the last six clashes- an average of five a game!

Bristol City did the double over Barnsley last season, for the second time in three years and have won five of the last seven meetings.

Indeed, The Reds only victory in nine clashes was a 4-2 home success in April 2011.

Barnsley need four more goals to reach 100 at home v Bristol City. Bristol City have suffered just one defeat in their last 11 league games, and that was the opening game of this season. The Robins ended 2011-2012 unbeaten in their final eight matches, which included a 2-0 home success over the Reds that ensured their Championship survival.

Aside from an opening day 1-0 reversal at Nottingham Forest, Derek McInnes side look in ominous form, beating Crystal Palace 4-1 and Cardiff City 4-2 in their last two matches.

In contrast, Barnsley, after a 1-0 success against Middlesbrough on the opening day, have lost their last two games, conceding eight goals in the process. Only Crystal Palace (9) have conceded more than The Reds so far in the Championship this season.

Bristol City, however have not kept a clean sheet since April…… against Barnsley.

Victory for them tomorrow would make it their best start to a league season in 11 years.

If they net three at Oakwell tomorrow it will give them 1,000 away goals in the second tier of English football.

But City have won only one of their last six matches on the road.

On This Day:

Barnsley:   Played: 25, Won: 7, Drawn 4, Lost 14, Scored 28, Conceded 42. Last match on the 1st September: 2007. West Brom 2-0 Barnsley. ATT: 18,310 Last win: 1970 Last draw: 1965. Last defeat: 2007 STAT! - Barnsley have lost their last eight fixtures on this date, seven without scoring a goal. Bristol City: Played: 18, Won 8, Drawn 2, Lost 8, Scored 29, Conceded 32. Last match on the 1st September: 2010. Portsmouth 3-1 Bristol City (Stead). ATT: 14,417. Last win: 2002 Last draw: 1963 Last defeat: 2010 STAT! - Bristol City have won two out of the last three on this date and four out of the last six.   Mad Sites:    Official Sites:   Other Fixtures:   Saturday 1st September 2012: 12:45pm: Millwall v Middlesbrough 3pm: Birmingham v Peterborough Burnley v Brighton Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday Derby v Watford Hull v Bolton Ipswich v Huddersfield Leeds v Blackburn Nottingham Forest v Charlton 5:20pm: Leicester v Blackpool Sunday 2nd September 2012: 2pm: Cardiff v Wolves 7:45pm: Aston Villa v Tranmere Burnley v Plymouth Carlisle v Ipswich Coventry v Birmingham Crawley v Bolton Doncaster v Hull Gillingham v Middlesbrough Leeds v Oxford Leicester v Burton MK Dons v Blackburn Norwich v Scunthorpe Nottingham Forest v Wigan Preston v Crystal Palace QPR v Walsall Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham Stevenage v Southampton Stoke v Swindon Sunderland v Morecambe Watford v Bradford West Ham v Crewe Yeovil v West Brom 8pm: Reading v Peterborough