Npower Championship Matchday Forty Five: Barnsley v Hull City
Match Preview. Team News
Kelvin Etuhu, Jim McNulty and Rob Edwards are all available after injury but Rory Delap will not be ready until the season’s final match at Huddersfield.
Stephen Dawson serves the final game of a three-match suspension.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head To Head
Last Six Barnsley v Hull results:
26/1/13 Hull 0-1 Barnsley (FA Cup)
3/11/12 Hull 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)
17/4/12 Hull 3-1 Barnsley (Championship)
1/11/11 Barnsley 2-1 Hull (Championship)
15/1/11 Hull 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
30/10/10 Barnsley 1-1 Hull (Championship)
Barnsley Wins: 39
Hull Wins: 38
Barnsley Goals: 145
Hull Goals: 160
Barnsley Wins: 23
Hull Wins: 13
Barnsley Goals: 90
Hull Goals: 61
First Met In League: Saturday 2nd September 1905- Hull 4-1 Barnsley.
Biggest Win: Barnsley 5-0 Hull Tuesday 11 November 1980.
Biggest Defeat: Hull 7-0 Barnsley Wednesday 7th October 1964.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Craig Davies, Andy Gray) 2-1 Hull (Matty Fryatt) Tuesday 1st November 2011.
Last Away Win: Hull 0-1 Barnsley (Chris Dagnall) Saturday 26th January 2013.. FA Cup.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Adam Hammill) 1-1 Hull (Kevin Kilbane) Saturday 30th October 2010.
Last Away Draw: Hull 0-0 Barnsley Saturday 10th September 1988.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley (Istvan Ferenczi) 1-3 Hull (Dean Marney, Ian Ashbee, Dean Windass) Tuesday 15th April 2008.
Last Away Defeat: Hull (Sone Aluko) 1-0 Barnsley Saturday 3rd November 2012.
Last Home Meeting:
Tuesday 1st November 2011.
Barnsley 2 1 Hull City
Craig Davies (48) Matty Fryatt (79)
Andy Gray (59)
Luke Steele, Jay McEveley, Stephen Foster, Scott Wiseman, Jim McNulty, Jim O’Brien, David Perkins, Jacob Butterfield (Ricardo Vaz Te 89), Danny Drinkwater (Nathan Doyle 70), Craig Davies (Matty Done 89), Andy Gray.
Unused Subs: David Preece, Rob Edwards.
Adriano Basso (Peter Gulasci 66), Liam Rosenior, James Chester, Jack Hobbs, Joe Dudgeon, Paul McKenna, Corry Evans (Tom Cairney 76), Robert Koren, Robbie Brady (Dele Adebola 57), Aaron McClean, Matty Fryatt.
Unused Subs: Paul McShane, James Harper.
Still at respective clubs:
Barnsley: 8- 1 out on loan.
Hull: 12- 2 out on loan.
Last six 2012-2013 results:
20/4/13 Nottingham Forest 0–0 Barnsley (Championship)
16/4/13 Barnsley 1–1 Derby (Championship)
13/4/13 Barnsley 0–6 Charlton (Championship)
9/4/13 Cardiff 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
6/4/13 Crystal Palace 0-0 Barnsley (Championship)
1/4/13 Barnsley 2–0 Leicester (Championship)
W: 1 D: 4 L: 1 F: 4 A: 8 GD: -4 Points: 7
19/4/13 Hull 0-0 Bristol City (Championship)
16/4/13 Wolves 1-0 Hull (Championship)
13/4/13 Ipswich 1-2 Hull (Championship)
6/4/13 Hull 1-0 Middlesbrough (Championship)
2/4/13 Hull 0-1 Watford (Championship)
30/4/13 Huddersfield 0-1 Hull (Championship)
W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 4 A: 3 GD: 1 Points: 10
Victory for Hull would level the head to head’s up at 39 wins each and this will be the 99th meeting.
Barnsley have lost one of their last four home meetings with Hull but have won just one of the last three.
The Tigers are though chasing a third successive league victory over The Reds.
Just one of the last 14 meetings between these two sides has ended in a stalemate and Barnsley have only failed to score in one of the last 33 meetings at Oakwell.
Hull will be promoted to the Premier League with victory.
But they have failed to score in either of their last two matches. The last time they went three without a goal was March 2012.
Up until Christmas the Tigers were roaring and sat joint top on Christmas Day, but since then have won only 10 from 24, including an FA Cup defeat to Barnsley at the KC Stadium.
The Tigers would be no good on your Goals Galore betting slips. Both teams have scored in only one of the last six games.
Indeed five of their last eight matches have finished 1-0, and another one, their most recent, was goalless.
On the other side of the coin it does mean Hull are tight at the back and they have kept clean sheets in four of their previous eight.
Hull have managed 11 victories on their travels this season, only bettered by Watford who have 12.
Overall, Steve Bruce’s side have scored 59 league goals in 2012-2013, nobody else in the top half has scored less.
Over the past seven weeks, Barnsley have faced all the other seven teams who occupy the division’s top eight places, and have lost just one- to Bolton. (W3 D3 L1)
The Reds are though without a win in five, of which they have drawn four.
Since ending their remarkable six match winning streak on the 19th February, they have won just three of the 13 matches since.
The Reds could go down tomorrow, depending on other results, they have only been relegated once before after winning their opening game of the season- 1958-1959.
Defeat tomorrow would be their 10th at home- equalling their highest total since returning to the Championship in 2006.
They have scored 24 goals in front of their own supporters. A blank tomorrow would give them their lowest total for a season since 1989-90 when they managed just 22.
They currently have the lowest home goals for column in the Championship but the 31 they have conceded is the best amongst the bottom four sides.
On This Day:
Played: 14 Won: 3 Drawn: 4 Lost: 7 Scored: 20 Conceded: 26.
Last match on the 27th April: 1996. Luton 1-3 Barnsley (Neil Redfearn x2, Brendan O’Connell)
Last win: 1996
Last draw: 1973
Last defeat: 1991
STAT! Barnsley have won just one of their last 11 matches on this date, losing six of them. Tomorrow will be their first 27th April match for 17 years.
Played: 15 Won: 3 Drawn: 6 Lost: 6 Scored 18 Conceded 22.
Last match on the 27th April: 1996. Peterborough (Lee Power, Sean Farrell, Ken Charley) 3-1 Hull (Neil Allison)
Last win: 1985
Last draw: 1963
Last defeat: 1996
STAT! – Hull have lost each of their last three fixtures on this date and four of the last six.
Saturday 27th April 2013:
Blackburn v Crystal Palace
Blackpool v Derby
Bristol City v Huddersfield
Cardiff v Bolton
Ipswich v Birmingham
Leeds v Brighton
Middlesbrough v Charlton
Millwall v Nottingham Forest
Wolves v Burnley
Peterborough v Sheffield Wednesday
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