Date: 27th August 2010 at 8:29pm
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Of the two teams competing tomorrow at Oakwell, Middlesbrough hold the upper hand in the history books with over double the amount of Barnsley wins to their name with 10 draws between them:

Overall

Played: 47
Barnsley: 12
Draw: 10
Middlesbrough: 25


At Barnsley

Played: 22
Barnsley: 9
Draw: 6
Middlesbrough: 7


The Tykes and Boro avoided each other for 14 years through promotions and relegations between 1995 and 2009 but met twice last season and both games ended in 2-1 victories for the home team.

They met twice in Middlesbrough`s promotion season of 94/95, both matches ending in 1-1 draws and Barnsley won the next meeting at Oakwell in December 2009 with goals from Stephen Foster and Hugo Colace.

Last 6 meetings:

09.02.10 Middlesbrough 2-1 Barnsley
28.12.09 Barnsley 2-1 Middlesbrough
22.04.95 Barnsley 1-1 Middlesbrough
14.03.95 Middlesbrough 1-1 Barnsley
26.04.94 Middlesbrough 5-0 Barnsley
24.08.93 Barnsley 1-4 Middlesbrough