Friday, 16 September 2011

What the Stats Say...Barnet

As Oxford prepare for their third ever league visit to Underhill, Matt Peck looks back at previous encounters and predicts a draw. Can James Constable repeat last season's brace, or will Sam Deering get revenge on the club that released him in the summer?


Form (League)

Barnet: DLDLW (5 Points)
Oxford: WDLDW (8 Points)

Times played (at Barnet): 2

Barnet: 0
Oxford: 0
Draws: 2
Barnet: 2
Oxford: 2

Last league Result (At Barnet): (25 April 2011)

Barnet   2 v 2   Oxford
Kamdjo (11’)    Constable (16’)
Hughes (60’)    Constable (78’) 


The stats show that Barnet have never beaten Oxford at home. For the record, Barnet have never beaten Oxford, Home or Away, Cup or League.

Last season’s game was a spirited display from Barnet, fighting for their league status, and they could feel aggrieved at only a draw. Once again the game exposed Oxford’s frailties at the back.

Their first meeting, in October 2005, was a goalless draw which moved Oxford to seventh in the table. It was promising start for Oxford, but the season would ultimately be the worst season for the club, losing their Football League status.

James Constable’s brace against the Bees was his 4th of the season, and the 16th time he had scored two or more goals in his Oxford career.

With both Oxford and Barnet drawing 3 games this season so far, and with neither side managing a win at Underhill in history, the stats would suggest a draw in this game.   


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