Date: 19th March 2010 at 11:01am
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Of the two teams competing tomorrow at Portman Road, Ipswich Town hold the upper hand in the history books with eighteen wins to Barnsley`s twelve and four draws between them:

Overall

Played: 34
Ipswich Town: 18
Draw: 4
Barnsley: 12


At Portman Road

Played: 16
Ipswich Town: 11
Draw: 3
Barnsley: 2

These two teams first met 53 years ago in the old Division 2 with Ipswich winning the home fixture 3-0 but suffering a 5-1 reverse at Oakwell.

The highest scoring game between the two teams was a 6-1 mauling for the Reds at Oakwell in 1999 with Sean McClare scoring the Reds` consolation goal. Ipswich last won at Oakwell in January 2009, with a 2-1 victory thanks to two early goals from Jonathan Stead, with Daniel Bogdanovic setting up a tense end to the game.

Barnsley`s biggest victory was the 5-1 win in 1957, which they repeated in 1990 at Oakwell.

Last 6 Meetings:

03.10.2009 Barnsley 2 Ipswich Town 1
27.01.2009 Barnsley 1 Ipswich Town 2
30.09.2008 Ipswich Town 3 Barnsley 0
11.03.2008 Barnsley 4 Ipswich Town 1
01.12.2007 Ipswich Town 0 Barnsley 0
07.04.2007 Ipswich Town 5 Barnsley 1

If you added up the goals from every Ipswich Town V Barnsley game in history the score would be Ipswich Town 57-46 Barnsley.