Npower Championship Matchday Thirty Eight: Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley
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Rory Delap, Scott Golbourne and Jimmy McNulty are all ruled out by injury whilst Chris O’Grady is ineligible to face his parent side.
Stephen Dawson is pushing for his first appearance since mid January and could start as Jim O’Brien requires a late fitness test after hurting his ankle during training this week.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Head To Head
Last Six Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley results:
15/12/12 Barnsley 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
16/1/10 Barnsley 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
8/8/09 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Barnsley (Championship)
17/2/09 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Barnsley (Championship)
21/10/08 Barnsley 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
1/3/08 Barnsley 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
Sheffield Wednesday Wins: 29
Barnsley Wins: 20
Sheffield Wednesday Goals: 93
Barnsley Goals: 75
Sheffield Wednesday Wins: 19
Barnsley Wins: 7
Sheffield Wednesday Goals: 57
Barnsley Goals: 30
First Met In League: Tuesday 27th February 1900.
Biggest Win: Barnsley 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday Saturday 9th October 1948.
Biggest Defeat: Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Barnsley Saturday 25th April 1959.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Iain Hume, Jamal Campbell-Ryce) 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Leon Clarke), Tuesday 21st October 2008.
Last Away Win: Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Barnsley (Jamal Campbell-Ryce), Tuesday 17th February 2009.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Saturday 1st March 2008.
Last Away Draw: Sheffield Wednesday (Jermaine Johnson, Michael Gray) 2-2 Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield, Jon Macken), Saturday 8th August 2009.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Chris O’Grady) , Saturday 15th December 2012.
Last Away Defeat: Sheffield Wednesday (Akpo Sodje) 1-0 Barnsley Tuesday 27th November 2007.
Last Away Meeting:
Saturday 8th August 2009:
Sheffield Wednesday (Jermain Johnson, Michael Gray) 2-2 Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield, Jon Macken) ATT: 30,644.
Lee Grant, Lewis Buxton, Darren Purse, Michael Gray, Richard Wood, Tommy Spurr, Jermaine Johnson (Mark Beevers 88), James O’Connor, Darren Potter, Francis Jeffers (Etienne Esajas 70), Marcus Tudgay. Unused: Richard O’Donnell, Frank Simek, Richard Hinds, Tommy Miller, Sean McAllister.
Luke Steele, Bobby Hassell, Darren Moore, Rob Kozluk, Stephen Foster, Martin Devaney (Daniel Bogdanovic 75), Anderson De Silva, Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Jacob Butterfield, Kayode Odejayi, Jon Macken. Unused: David Preece, Jordan Hibbert, Jamil Adam, Onome Sodje, Iain Hume.
Still at respective clubs:
Sheffield Wednesday: 3- 1 out on loan.
Last six 2012-2013 results:
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)
2/3/13 Barnsley 2-3 Bolton (Championship)
23/2/13 Bristol City 5–3 Barnsley (Championship)
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 9 A: 15 GD: -6 Points: 7
16/3/13 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Cardiff (Championship)
9/3/13 Leicester 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
5/3/13 Watford 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
2/3/13 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Nottingham Forest (Championship)
23/2/13 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Crystal Palace (Championship)
19/2/13 Birmingham 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 3 A: 5 GD: -2 Points: 7
David Flitcroft’s men are aiming to do what only one Barnsley side has managed in the last 30 years- win at Hillsborough.
The Reds are unbeaten on their last two trips, winning one and drawing one, but prior to this they had lost 10 in a row at S6.
Wednesday have won 19 of the 30 Hillsborough meetings and have lost just two of the last 14 meetings home or away.
Victory for the Owls would give them their first double over The Reds since 2006-2007.
Sheffield Wednesday have netted only three times in their last six matches but have conceded only five.
The Owls have won just two of their last seven matches, lost three of the last four and have lost each of their last two home games, both without scoring a goal.
Wednesday have won just six home games this season- only Wolves, Peterborough (who both occupy the bottom three), Blackpool and Charlton have won less in front of their own supporters.
Their 10 home defeats is also the joint most in the Championship, along with Peterborough. Only Aldershot- bottom of the entire Football League have lost more home matches this season.
They have conceded 31 home goals this season, nobody outside the bottom three have conceded more. They have kept just one home clean sheet in the Championship this season, in a 0-0 draw with fellow relegation battlers Wolves in January.
Victory for Barnsley tomorrow would put them just one point behind their entire points tally for 2011-2012.
The Reds are on the division’s current longest scoring run of 15 successive league games. The last Championship team to stop them scoring was Sheffield Wednesday, back in December.
Barnsley have also scored in each of their last 10 away matches.
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.
Barnsley’s last visit to Hillsborough was a draw but The Reds have drawn just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
David Flitcroft has led the club to 10 victories in his 16 games in charge and seven leagues wins from 11 and they are hunting for a third successive victory, something they have achieved just once this season, when they won six in a row at the start of the calendar year.
The Reds are searching for their first away victory in four. They have gone three away matches without victory after winning four away matches in a row prior to this.
On This Day:
Played: 20 Won: 7 Drawn: 4 Lost: 9 Scored 39 Conceded 42.
Last match on the 30th March: 1994. Sheffield Wednesday (Bart-Williams, Palmer, Sheridan) 3-1 Chelsea.
Last win: 1994
Last draw: 1963
Last defeat: 1991
STAT! – This will be the first time Sheffield Wednesday have played on the 30th March for 19 years but their recent record reads WLWLWL.
Played: 19 Won: 6 Drawn: 5 Lost: 8 Scored: 27 Conceded: 28.
Last match on the 30th March: 2010. Plymouth 0-0 Barnsley. ATT: 7,243.
Last win: 1991
Last draw: 2010
Last defeat: 2002
STAT! Barnsley have failed to win any of their last 30th March fixtures and have won just one of the last six.
Friday 29th March 2013:
Blackburn v Blackpool
Watford v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Birmingham
Derby v Bristol City
Leicester v Millwall
Saturday 30th March 2013:
Charlton v Bolton
Ipswich v Leeds
Nottingham Forest v Brighton
Peterborough v Cardiff
Wolves v Middlesbrough
Huddersfield v Hull
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