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Last updated : 24 March 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Barnsley fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 03 OctBarnsley2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2008/2009Tue 27 JanBarnsley1 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2008/2009Tue 30 SepIpswich Town3-0BarnsleyCHMP
2007/2008Tue 11 MarBarnsley4 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 01 DecIpswich Town0 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 07 AprIpswich Town5 - 1BarnsleyCHMP
2006/2007Sat 25 NovBarnsley1 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich TownUnbeaten in the last 13 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Barnsley9 games since last away draw.