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History of the Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere face a trip to Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The Rovers have crashed to defeat in more than half of the matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 18 MarBarnsley1 - 1TranmereLD2
2002/2003Sat 19 OctTranmere1 - 0BarnsleyLD2
2000/2001Sat 17 MarTranmere2 - 3BarnsleyLD1
2000/2001Tue 17 OctBarnsley1 - 1TranmereLD1
1999/2000Fri 11 FebTranmere2 - 2BarnsleyLD1
1999/2000Fri 03 SepBarnsley3 - 0TranmereLD1
1998/1999Sat 10 AprBarnsley1 - 1TranmereLD1

Recent respective form guides

Barnsley haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. These games have seen the Tykes score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of Tranmere is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Barnsley are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 29 points from 17 games. Tranmere are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 17 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rovers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Barnsley. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Barnsley Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Tranmere Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.