Southend United vs Barnsley Match Info
Date: Saturday March 2 2019
Kick-off time: 12.30pm GMT
Venue: Roots Hall
Southend United vs Barnsley Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
December 1 2018 (FA Cup 2nd round): Southend United 2-4 Barnsley
November 3 2018: Barnsley 1-0 Southend United
March 12 2016: Barnsley 0-2 Southend United
October 17 2015: Southend United 2-1 Barnsley
Total head-to-head league matches played: 41
Southend United wins: 16
Barnsley wins: 12
Southend United vs Barnsley Stats
- None of the last seven matches between these clubs has ended as a draw
- Southend have won only one of their last eight home matches against Barnsley
- Barnsley are unbeaten in their latest 14 league games
Southend United vs Barnsley Match Preview
Barnsley need to get back among the goals if they are to stave off the threat from Sunderland in the race to be promoted automatically from League One.
The second-placed Tykes have drawn their last two matches 0-0 which, although extending their lengthy unbeaten run, has allowed Sunderland to close to within striking distance of them and with a game in hand too.
Of course, there is nothing to say either team cannot catch leaders Luton, who are five points clear at the top of the table, but for Barnsley there is certainly now less margin for error.
Daniel Stendel’s side next travel to mid-table Southend, who recently hosted another promotion contender, Portsmouth, and hit back from three goals down to draw 3-3 with a Simon Cox hat-trick.
The Shrimpers have now drawn three of their last four games and need to keep their points total ticking over to ensure they are not dragged into what is a wide-open relegation battle that could potentially encompass every club in the bottom half of the table.
Until Barnsley show they are over their goalscoring issues that have surfaced in their latest two games, we are happy to swerve them at odds-on here and back another of the regular stalemates these clubs have been experiencing lately to occur again.
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