Npower Championship Matchday Three: Barnsley v Middlesbrough

14 August 2011 04:34
Match Preview Team News: Luke Steele faces a battle to regain fitness which could see David Preece start successive games for the first time since September 2009. Manager Keith Hill could also look to shuffle his pack as The Reds go in search of their first goal and victory of the season. If they fail to score on Tuesday night it will be the first time in the club’s history that they have gone four games without a goal at the start of a season. Likely Lineup: David Preece Jim McNulty Rob Edwards Scott Wiseman Jay McEveley Jacob Butterfield Nathan Doyle David Perkins Miles Addison Danny Haynes Craig Davies Head To Head: Last Six Barnsley v Middlesbrough results:   16/4/11 Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley (Championship) 28/8/10 Barnsley 2-0 Middlesbrough (Championship) 9/2/10 Middlesbrough 2-1 Barnsley (Championship) 28/12/09 Barnsley 2-1 Middlesbrough (Championship) 22/4/95 Barnsley 1-1 Middlesbrough (Division One) 14/3/95 Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley (Division One) Overall Record: Barnsley Wins: 13 Middlesbrough Wins: 25 Draws: 11 Barnsley Goals: 45 Middlesbrough Goals:87 At Oakwell: Barnsley Wins: 10 Middlesbrough Wins: 7 Draws: 6 Barnsley Goals: 30 Middlesbrough Goals: 35 Last Season And This: Last six 2010-2011/ 2011-2012 results: Barnsley: 13/8/11 Barnsley 0-1 Southampton (Championship) 9/8/11 Barnsley 0-2 Morecambe (League Cup) 6/8/11 Nottingham Forest 0-0 Barnsley 7/5/11 Barnsley 1-0 Millwall (Championship) 30/4/11 Sheffield United 2-2 Barnsley(Championship) 25/4/11 Barnsley 2–2 Doncaster (Championship) W: 1 D: 3 L: 2 F: 5 A: 7 GD: -2 Points: 6   Middlesbrough: 13/8/11 Leeds 0-1 Middlesbrough (Championship) 9/8/11 Walsall 0-3 Middlesbrough (League Cup) 6/8/11 Middlesbrough 2-2 Portsmouth (Championship) 7/5/11 Middlesbrough 3-0 Doncaster (Championship) 2/5/11 Cardiff 0-3 Middlesbrough (Championship) 25/4/11 Middlesbrough 2-1 Coventry (Championship) W:5 D: 1 L:0 F: 14 A: 3 GD: 11 Points: 13 Interesting Stats: Both these sides are at the opposite end of the form table. Barnsley have won just one of their last nine matches and are goal-less in 2011-2012, whilst Tony Mowbray’s Middlesbrough have won six of their last seven matches, including two from three this season. If Barnsley fail to score on Tuesday night it will be the first time in the club’s history that they have not scored in any of their first four matches of a  season.  The home side is unbeaten in this particular fixture since August 1993. Mad Sites  Official Sites Other Fixtures Doncaster v Nott'm Forest, 19:45 Ipswich v Southampton, 19:45 Leeds v Hull, 19:45 Portsmouth v Reading, 19:45 Watford v West Ham, 19:45 Crystal Palace v Coventry, 20:00 Wednesday, 17 August 2011 Cardiff v Brighton, 19:45 Leicester v Bristol City, 19:45 Millwall v Peterborough, 19:45 Blackpool v Derby, 20:00