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Barnsley vs. Crystal Palace

Oakwell

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

7.45pm

Barnsley v Crystal Palace

Barnsley will be looking for back to back wins following Saturday`s impressive win at Charlton. High flying Crystal Palace are the visitors to Oakwell but they could be unsettled with manager Dougie Freedman in talks with Bolton about the possibility of becoming their new manager.

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Barnsley Team News:

Barnsley will be without leading scorer Craig Davies who could be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring problem. Marlon Harewood is expected to come in up front.

Stephen Dawson could also be missing which could mean a recall for Bobby Hassell as the holding midfield player if Martin Cranie is still side lined.

Player to watch: Cywka

Crystal Palace Team News:

Crystal Palace are without star player Wilfried Zaha who is suspended along with Dean Moxey.

Darcy Blake faces a late fitness test, while defender Paddy McCarthy remains unavailable with a groin injury.

Player to watch: Jedinak

Match Facts & Stats

All 58 meetings between the two since 1921 have been league games. Barnsley have won 26, Crystal Palace have won 22 and there have been 10 draws with 149 goals featured.

Barnsley are unbeaten in six home league games against Palace. The visitors last victory at Oakwell was 4 - 1 in February 2002.

Barnsley need one goal to total 50 in home league matches against Palace.

Barnsley are chasing their first back to back league wins since December last year.

The reds have claimed an unrivalled 11 points from matches in which they have scored no more than a single goal.

Palace sit in fourth place two points from the leaders and unbeaten in eight matches.

Match Prediction:

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Date:Tuesday October 23 2012

Time: 1:18PM

 

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