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Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Barnet


Wycombe Wanderers entertain Barnet on Tuesday in their 9th league game of the season.


The league table currently shows Wycombe in 16th place with 9 points and Barnet in 23rd spot with 6 points.

Wycombe Home Record........Won 1...Drawn 2...Lost 1

Barnet Away Record.............Won 0...Drawn 1...Lost 3


The Bees are the latest contenders to take part in this season's exciting "let's find a team Wycombe can actually beat" competition.

Last year, it took until November before the Chairboys recorded their second victory of the season, but this time round, the ever dwindling home support continue to cough up their hard earned cash confident that the landmark will be achieved a little earlier.

It won't be easy though. Barnet will probably insist on fielding eleven players to immediately reduce the Chairboys' chances of success - and to make matters worse they may include 'defenders' which all but rules out Wycombe's chances of scoring - and possibly even 'strikers' which means Wycombe will lose unless goalkeeper Nikki Bull plays yet another blinder.

Defeat would see the Blues drop perilously close to the relegation zone - but not to worry - It's early days and the new players need time to gel, and we look great in training, and once it clicks we'll be fine, and we have an owner with a five year plan to take us to the Championship, and we have after all played some really tough teams like Morecambe (20th), Macclesfield (19th), Aldershot (18th), Stockport (14th) and Northampton (13th), so it's hardly surprising that we haven't won since early August.

Seriously though - I'm kidding - It will probably be another draw - or better still, some of the players might read this and think "I'll show that bastard" - then go out and win for once.


Barnet's last five games (All Competitions)

LG2: Bury (H).................Drew 1-1

LG2: Cheltenham (H)........Won 3-1

LG2: Lincoln (A)................Lost 0-1

LG2: Rotherham (H).........Lost 1-4

LG2: Morecambe (A).......Drew 2-2



Wycombe's last five games (All Competitions)

LG2: Northampton (A).....Drew 1-1

LG2: Accrington (A)........Drew 1-1

LG2: Macclesfield (H)........Lost 1-2

LG2: Aldershot (A)..........Drew 0-0

LG2: Shrewsbury (H)......Drew 2-2



Barnet Goal Stats (9 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..........Lg: 8.....Cups: 0....Total: 8

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 18...Cups: 3....Total: 21

Goals Scored (Away).........Lg: 3.....Cups: 0....Total: 3

Goals Conceded (Away).....Lg: 12...Cups: 3....Total: 15

Clean Sheets....Lg: 1....Cups: 0....Total: 1



Wycombe Goal Stats (9 games in all Competitions)

Goals Scored (Total)..........Lg: 7....Cups: 1....Total: 8

Goals Conceded (Total)......Lg: 6....Cups: 2....Total: 8

Goals Scored (Home).........Lg: 5....Cups: 1....Total: 6

Goals Conceded (Home).....Lg: 4....Cups: 2....Total: 6

Clean Sheets....Lg: 4....Cups: 0....Total: 4



Barnet's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Mark Marshall..........2

Phil Walsh...............2

Glenn Poole.............1

Mark Byrne..............1

Steve Kabba............1

Glen Southam..........1 (inc 1 pen)



Wycombe's Top Goal Scorers - (All Competitions)

Andy Sandell.............2

Scott Rendell.............2 (inc 2 pens)

Jon-Paul Pittman........1

Ben Strevens.............1

Matt Bloomfield..........1

Lewis Montrose..........1



Barnet Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Mark Marshall.......10 on-target...8 off-target...0 against woodwork

Mark Byrne............8 on-target...7 off-target...0 against woodwork

Ricky Holmes.........7 on-target...4 off-target...0 against woodwork



Wycombe Shooting (Top-3) - All Competitions

Kevin Betsy............2 on-target...9 off-target...0 against woodwork

Ben Strevens..........6 on-target...4 off-target...1 against woodwork

Gareth Ainsworth....2 on-target...7 off-target...0 against woodwork



Shooting (Club) - League Games Only

Barnet...........39 on target...47 off target...1 against w'work (Rank-10)

Wycombe.......21 on target...40 off target...3 against w'work (Rank-23)



League Form Guide

All Season

Barnet...........Pld: 8...W: 1...D: 3...L: 4...Pts: 6...Pts per game: 0.89

Wycombe......Pld: 8...W: 1...D: 6...L: 1...Pts: 9...Pts per game: 1.12



Last Five league Games

Barnet............DWLLD - 5 points

Wycombe.......DDLDD - 4 points



Previous Meetings

In 14 previous Football League, League Cup, Football League Trophy and FA Cup meetings (not counting qualifiers) there have been 4 wins for Wycombe, 4 for Barnet and 6 draws. The two sides have met many times in other competitions.

At Adams Park there have been 4 wins for Wycombe, 0 wins for Barnet and 3 draws.

1993/94 FLT: Wycombe 1 Barnet 0

1996/97 FAC: Wycombe 3 Barnet 2

2000/01 LGC: Wycombe 3 Barnet 1

2005/06 LG2: Wycombe 1 Barnet 0

2006/07 LG2: Wycombe 1 Barnet 1

2007/08 LG2: Wycombe 0 Barnet 0

2008/09 LG2: Wycombe 1 Barnet 1



The Man In The Middle

Tuesday's referee is Fred Graham from Essex who was first promoted to the National List of Referees in 2004. His most recent Wycombe game was last season's 1-0 defeat at home to Tranmere Rovers. During the current campaign he's issued 1 red and 10 yellow cards in 7 games.



On this day in history - 28th September

Barnet................Played 5 - Won 3 - Drawn 1 - Lost 1

(Barnet's one defeat was at Adams Park in 1993)

Wycombe...........Played 5 - Won 3 - Drawn 0 - Lost 2



Prediction

Wycombe 0 Barnet 0




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Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 27 2010

Time: 1:17AM

 

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