Npower Championship Matchday Twenty-One: Leicester City v Barnsley

07 December 2012 07:49
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Team News:

Midfielder Jacob Mellis is a doubt with the dead leg that forced him off half an hour into last weekend’s 4-1 defeat at Watford. David Perkins is set to miss a seventh match in a row with a hamstring injury but he has resumed training and should be fit for next weekend’s South Yorkshire derby.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Luke Steele   

Scott Golbourne

Stephen Foster

Jim McNulty

Martin Cranie

Jacob Mellis

Jonathan Greening

Akos Buzsaky

Emile Sinclair

Craig Davies

Marcus Tudgay

Head To Head

Last Six Leicester v Barnsley Results:

14/1/12 Leicester 1-2 Barnsley (Championship)

10/9/11 Barnsley 1-1 Leicester (Championship)

5/2/11 Leicester 4-1 Barnsley (Championship)

6/11/10 Barnsley 0-2 Leicester (Championship)

26/1/10 Barnsley 2-0 Leicester (Championship)

22/9/09 Leicester 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

Overall Record:

Leicester Wins: 50

Barnsley Wins: 25

Draws: 18

Leicester Goals: 164

Barnsley Goals: 111

At Leicester (5 at the King Power/Walkers Stadium, 49 at Filbert Street):

Leicester Wins: 31

Barnsley Wins: 9

Draws: 14

Leicester Goals: 98

Barnsley Goals: 44

This Season

Last six 2012-2013 results:


1/12/12 Leicester 4-1 Derby (Championship)

27/11/12 Leeds 1-0 Leicester (Championship)

24/11/12 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Leicester (Championship)

17/11/12 Leicester 6-0 Ipswich (Championship)

10/11/12 Leicester 2-2 Nottingham Forest (Championship)

6/11/12 Bolton 0-0 Leicester (Championship)

W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 14 A: 4 GD: 10 Points: 11


1/12/12 Watford 4-1 Barnsley (Championship)

27/11/12 Barnsley 1-1 Burnley (Championship)

24/11/12 Barnsley 1-2 Cardiff (Championship)

17/11/12 Bolton 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)

10/11/12 Barnsley 0-1 Huddersfield (Championship)

6/11/12 Derby 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)

W: 0 D: 2 L: 4 F: 4 A: 11 GD: -7 Points: 2

Interesting Stats:

Leicester have won exactly double the amount of meetings as Barnsley- 50 to 25.

The Foxes need just two more goals to reach 100 v Barnsley at home.

The Reds have won just nine times in 54 trips to this part of the Midlands and only one of the last seven.

That arrived last season when an Andy Gray brace sealed a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Incidentally that win in January was Barnsley’s last on the road until the 5-0 at Birmingham in September, and The Reds have lost 16 of the 20 away matches they have played since the victory over Nigel Pearson’s side.

That win ended a run of five straight defeats at Leicester, four of which occurring without Barnsley even scoring.

Leicester have pushed themselves to the brink of the automatic promotion places in the Championship courtesy of one defeat in six matches, and three wins in the last four.

They have won their last two home matches, scoring 10 goals in the process.

The Foxes have the second best home record in the division, having won eight and lost just one of their 10 home games this season and they have let in just seven goals in front of their own supporters, a record bettered only by league leaders Cardiff who have won every home game in 2012-2013.

The 24 they have scored at the King Power Stadium is bettered only by second placed Crystal Palace.

Barnsley are now without a win in their last nine matches, their worst run in two years. They have lost six of the last eight games and have lost three of the last four away from home.

No team has accrued more second tier points than Barnsley and Leicester, with The Reds leading the way. Victory for Leicester tomorrow would be their 1,000th victory at this level. The Reds achieved this feat on the 3rd January 2011 when they defeated Coventry City 2-1. They now reside on 1,022, but their return of 17 points from 20 games is their worst in 11 years- the 2001-2002 season when they had 15 at this stage and were relegated the following May.

If Marcus Tudgay nets tomorrow it will be for the third game in a row, the first Reds player to do this since Ricardo Vaz Te last season who scored against Peterborough, Crystal Palace and Ipswich in succession.

On This Day:


Played: 15, Won: 6, Drawn 3, Lost 6, Scored 27, Conceded 26.

Last match on the 8th December: 2009. Leicester 1-3 Bristol City (Fryatt) ATT: 19,349.

Last win: 1984

Last draw: 1993

Last defeat: 2009

STAT! – Leicester have lost each of their last three matches on this date and have won one of the last eight.


Played: 15, Won 4, Drawn 4, Lost 7, Scored 21, Conceded 26.

Last match on the 8th December: 2007. Barnsley 0-0 Crystal Palace. ATT: 10,298.

Last win: 2001

Last draw: 2007

Last defeat: 1997

STAT! – Barnsley have won just one of their last five on this date and have only ever won once away from home.

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Other Fixtures:

Friday 7th December 2012:


Blackburn v Cardiff

Saturday 8th December 2012:


Derby v Leeds


Charlton v Brighton

Crystal Palace v Blackpool

Huddersfield v Bolton

Ipswich v Millwall

Nottingham Forest v Burnley

Peterborough v Middlesbrough

Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City

Watford v Hull


Wolves v Birmingham

Source: TykesMAD