Ipswich Town prepare to entertain Barnsley at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 11 wins out of 16 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Portman Road was just last season, in September 2008, with Ipswich Town running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 03 Oct||Barnsley||2 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Tue 27 Jan||Barnsley||1 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Tue 30 Sep||Ipswich Town||3-0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Tue 11 Mar||Barnsley||4 - 1||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Ipswich Town||0 - 0||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 07 Apr||Ipswich Town||5 - 1||Barnsley||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 25 Nov||Barnsley||1 - 0||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 4 conceded.
Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Tykes have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Ipswich Town find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 44 points from their 37 matches. Barnsley's 49 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This is certainly an intriguing match for the Tractor Boys, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw
|Ipswich Town||Unbeaten in the last 13 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Barnsley||9 games since last away draw.|