Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirteen: Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday

25 October 2013 07:58
Match Preview Team News

Lewin Nyatanga is fit but wont feature after a scheduled behind closed doors game this week was called off.

Paddy McCourt exited last Saturday with a sickness bug immediately after scoring his wonder goal but has recovered.

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Jack Butland

Scott Wiseman

Martin Cranie

Jean Yves Mvoto

Tom Kennedy

David Perkins

Jacob Mellis

David Fox

Paddy McCourt

Chris O’Grady

Marcus Pedersen


Head To Head

Last Six Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday results:                        

30/3/13 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Barnsley (Championship)

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)


Overall Record:

Barnsley Wins: 20

Sheffield Wednesday Wins: 30

Draws: 12

Barnsley Goals: 76

Sheffield Wednesday Goals: 95


At Oakwell:

Barnsley Wins: 13

Sheffield Wednesday Wins: 10

Draws: 8

Barnsley Goals: 45

Sheffield Wednesday Goals: 36

First Met In League: The Wednesday 5-1 Barnsley 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 4, Jamal Campbell-Ryce 61) 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Leon Clarke 69) Tuesday 21st October 2008.

Last Away Win: Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Barnsley (Jamal Campbell-Ryce 38) Tuesday 17th February 2009.

Last Home Draw: Barnsley 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday Saturday 1st March 2008.

Last Away Draw: Sheffield Wednesday  (Jermaine Johnson 8, Michael Gray 38) 2-2 Barnsley (Jacob Butterfield 59, Jon Macken 76) Saturday 8th August 2009.

Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Chris O’Grady 35). Saturday 15th December 2012.

Last Away Defeat: Sheffield Wednesday (Gary Madine 65, Reda Johnson 77) 2-1 Barnsley (Jacob Mellis 90) Saturday 30th March 2013.


Last Home Meeting:

Saturday 15th December 2012.

Barnsley 0                             1 Sheffield Wednesday

                                                    O’Grady 35          


Luke Steele, Scott Golbourne, Stephen Foster, Martin Cranie, John Stones, Stephen Dawson, Tomasz Cywka (Jim O’Brien 61), Jonathan Greening (Marlon Harewood 66), Akos Buzsaky (David Perkins 47), Craig Davies, Marcus Tudgay

Unused Subs: Ben Alnwick, Bobby Hassell, Scott Wiseman, Matty Done.

Manager: Keith Hill.


Sheffield Wednesday:

Chris Kirkland, Lewis Buxton, Anthony Gardner, Miguel Llera, Michail Antonio, Chris Lines (Mamady Sidibe 89), Jermaine Johnson (Danny Mayor 57), Jeremy Helan, David Prutton, Gary Madine (Rhys McCabe 67) Chris O’Grady

Unused Subs: Stephen Bywater, Martin Taylor, Joe Mattock, Chris Maguire.

Manager: Dave Jones.


Still at respective clubs:

Barnsley: 8 (Steele, Cranie, Dawson, Cywka, Hassell, Wiseman, O’Brien, Perkins)

Sheffield Wednesday: 14 (Kirkland, Buxton, Gardner, Llera, Antonio, Johnson, Helan, Prutton, Madine, Taylor, Mattock, McCabe, Mayor, Maguire)


This Season:

Last six 2013-2014 results:


19/10/13 Barnsley 3-2 Middlesbrough (Championship)

5/10/13 QPR 2–0 Barnsley (Championship)

1/10/13 Barnsley 1–1 Reading (Championship)

28/9/13 Leicester 2– 1 Barnsley (Championship)

21/9/13 Barnsley 1-5 Watford (Championship)

17/9/13 Bournemouth 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

W: 1 D: 1 L: 4 F: 6 A: 13 GD: -7 Points: 4


Sheffield Wednesday:

19/10/13 Bolton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)

5/10/13 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Ipswich (Championship)

1/10/13 Brighton 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)

28/9/13 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Doncaster (Championship)

21/9/13 Birmingham 4-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)

14/9/13 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Yeovil (Championship)

W: 0 D: 4 L: 2 F: 5 A: 9 GD: -4 Points: 4


Interesting Stats

Barnsley are looking for only their third victory in 16 South Yorkshire derbies with the men from S6 and their first in four.


Wednesday have won the last three meetings and secured a double over Barnsley in 2012-2013.


Barnsley have won just one of the last seven Oakwell meetings.

When the two sides met in a live televised game at Oakwell last season, Barnsley were 22nd and Wednesday 23rd in the table, just like they are now.

Barnsley went into it on the back of one win in 14, tomorrow they go in on the back of two wins in 14. Wednesday went into it after seven straight defeats, now they are on a run of 11 without a win.

These games are usually tight. Nobody has won this match by more than one goal since a 3-0 Wednesday success at Oakwell in 2006.


This is Sheffield Wednesday’s worst ever start to a season, never before have they failed to win any of their first 11 league matches.

The closest they have come in recent years was back in 1999-2000 when they were winless in all their first nine Premier League matches under ex Barnsley boss Danny Wilson and ended the season relegated.

Sheffield Wednesday have scored in every game but one of their 12 league and cup matches this season, but in only one- a 2-2 draw with Millwall- have they managed to net more than once.

Like Barnsley, The Owls are also yet to keep a clean sheet in the Championship this season, they are the only two sides yet to have a shutout.

Wednesday have drawn their last three matches, a stalemate at Oakwell would see them achieve four successive draws for the second time this season.

Before this season the last time it happened was 2008-2009 when they drew seven in a row.

Their tally of seven draws this season is the most in the Championship and joint most in the Football League.

The Owls have failed to win any of their last 10 matches on the road. They are one of only three Championship sides yet to win away this season, Barnsley and Ipswich are the others.


Barnsley are hunting for back to back wins for the first time since March and only a third victory in their last 15 outings in all competitions

The Football League’s leakiest defence has gone their first 12 matches without a clean sheet for the first time since 1952-53. Back then it took an amazing 19 matches to achieve their first shut out.

That season is arguably the worst in the club’s history. They finished bottom after picking up just 18 points from 42 matches and won just five games, both the lowest in the club’s history.

The Reds have shipped 15 goals in front of their own supporters. Nobody in the Championship has conceded more home goals.

If Wednesday score tomorrow, it will be the 2,500th goal Barnsley have conceded at Oakwell in their history.

13 is often seen as an unlucky number, and it certainly has been for Barnsley. Tomorrow is The Reds' 13th league match of the season and they have not won their 13th match for 10 years, losing seven of the last nine, including one against Sheffield Wednesday.

Ref Watch:

Robert Madley:

2013-2014: Games: 7 Yellows: 30 Reds: 3

Madley has shown red cards in each of his last two matches, including in MK Dons’ 3-2 win over Rotherham last weekend.

He has shown yellow cards to both teams in each of his seven matches this season, two of which were Championship games.

Madley has never before refereed a Barnsley or Sheffield Wednesday match.

Last Barnsley match: N/A

Last Sheffield Wednesday match: N/A


On This Day:


Played: 15 Won: 5 Drawn: 4 Lost: 6 Scored: 24 Conceded: 20.

Last match on the 26th October: 2002. Barnsley (Fallon) 1-1 Wycombe. ATT: 10,044.

Last win: 1976

Last draw: 2002

Last defeat: 1999


STAT! – Barnsley have failed to win any of their last three matches on this date.


Sheffield Wednesday:

Played: 16 Won: 6 Drawn: 3 Lost: 7 Scored: 17 Conceded: 27.

Last match on the 26th October: 2002. Watford 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday. Att: 15,058.

Last win: 1994

Last draw: 1996

Last defeat: 2002


STAT! – Sheffield Wednesday have failed to win any of their last two matches on this date, but won each of the previous three.


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Other Fixtures:

Friday 25th October 2013:


Middlesbrough v Doncaster

Saturday 26th October 2013:


Huddersfield v Leeds


Blackpool v Blackburn

Bolton v Ipswich

Burnley v QPR

Derby v Birmingham

Leicester v Bournemouth

Reading v Millwall

Yeovil v Nottingham Forest

Sunday 27th October 2013:


Charlton v Wigan

Monday 28th October 2013:


Brighton v Watford

Source: TykesMAD