Barnsley’s last visit to Wycombe was on March 17, 2021, and it was an all-blooded Championship affair.

Wanderers would lose the St Patrick’s Day fixture 3-1 but the match is better remembered for its tackles rather than its goals

Yellow cards, red cards, crunching challenges, and several fights in the midweek fixture at an empty Adams Park saw the Chairboys lose for the fifth time in six games as remained bottom of the second tier table.

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Two years and one day later, the two will meet again at Adams Park with both clubs aiming for a place in the fifth biggest league in Europe.

Here is everything you need to know about Wycombe Wanderers vs Barnsley this weekend.

Form and background on Barnsley

After suffering their worst-ever season in a 46-match campaign, Barnsley were relegated from the Championship with just 30 points – their lowest total since 1965.

Twelve months previously, they were in the Championship play-off places and were just three positive results away from a return to the top-flight.

2021/22 was a season to forget as they had three managers, just six league wins, and the second-worst goal difference in the league.

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However, they have taken League One by storm and are hopeful for an immediate return to the Championship.

Michael Duff’s side have won 20 of their 43 matches this season and sit in fourth place, six points clear of seventh-placed Wycombe and eight off the automatic promotion spots.

The former Cheltenham boss also won three Manager of the Month awards this season in November 2022, December 2022, and February 2023 respectively.

During that run, the Tykes have won 14 of their last 19 matches.

Form and background on Wycombe

Wanderers’ win over Bristol Rovers on March 14 would have been a huge confidence boost for Matt Bloomfield after a disappointing result against Burton Albion three days earlier.

The Chairboys fell to a 2-1 loss away at the Brewers where they were 2-0 down inside 20 minutes and also missed a penalty.

But three points against a Joey Barton team that are looking at finishing in mid-table following their promotion to League One last season has put the Chairboys closer to the play-off spots.

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Since taking over from Gareth Ainsworth on February 21, Bloomfield has picked up seven points from his first 15 available.

Albeit, Wanderers remain outside the top six but they are only three points from those lucrative places and have a game in hand over sixth-place Bolton whose next game is top-of-the-table Sheffield Wednesday.

Head-to-head against Barnsley

Games: Nine

Wycombe wins: Two

Draws: Three

Barnsley wins: Four

Home record against Barnsley

Games: Four

Wycombe wins: One

Draws: One

Barnsley wins: Two

Home matches against Barnsley

2020/21: Wycombe Wanderers 1-3 Barnsley

2018/19: Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Barnsley

2003/04: Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Barnsley

2002/03: Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 Barnsley


  • The referee for the match is Charles Breakspear
  • His only match in charge of Wycombe this season was in the 3-1 win over Peterborough United on October 15
  • His only fixture officiating Barnsley headed in a 1-0 loss for the Tykes against Plymouth on the opening weekend of the season
  • The assistants are Marvyn Amphlett and Scott Williams whilst the fourth official is Wayne Cartmel
  • Despite only playing each other nine times, an incredible 34 yellow cards and three red cards have been shown in this fixture
  • Both sides have had 17 bookings each, whilst Wycombe have had two red cards compared to Barnsley’s one
  • Wycombe’s only win at Adams Park against Barnsley was in December 2018 when Randell Williams got the winner in a 1-0 victory
  • Michael Duff has yet to win a match against Wycombe as manager
  • He has faced the Chairboys on three occasions, drawing once and losing twice
  • The one draw was when he was manager of Cheltenham Town which ended 5-5 at Adams Park in February 2022
  • Wanderers’ have gone over 23 months since their last red card at Adams Park
  • The most recent player to have been shown a red card at the home of Wanderers for a Chairboys player was Josh Knight
  • This was on April 10, 2021, when Wycombe lost 3-1 at home to Luton Town in the Championship
  • This was 707 days ago from when Saturday’s fixture