Barnsley have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Middlesbrough; they’ve never previously won 30 league games in a row against the Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough have won just two of their 17 England Championship away games against Barnsley (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Barnsley and Middlesbrough have finished level, with the Barnsley winning 76 to Middlesbrough four. Only Barnsley v Middlesbrough and Barnsley v Middlesbrough have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Barnsley have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Barnsley winning 40 of their 34 such games (93%). Meanwhile, only Middlesbrough (70%) have a lower such win rate than Middlesbrough (41% - 65%).
Barnsley haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Barnsley went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Middlesbrough are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 93 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Barnsley in 10/04/2021.
Barnsley have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 51 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 50 matches in the competition.
Middlesbrough boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Barnsley, since winning his very first such encounter with Barnsley in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Barnsley has been involved in 24 of Barnsley’s 83 shots in the England Championship so far this season (77 shots, 35 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 49 efforts last time out against Barnsley (99 shots, 62 chances created).
Middlesbrough has been involved in six goals in his 27 England Championship games against Barnsley (93 goals, 65 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 81 vs Middlesbrough).