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The Championship game at Oakwell Stadium on Tuesday sees home side Barnsley
welcoming opponents Blackburn Rovers
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Barnsley enter this fixture after a 0-0 Championship drawn result against Millwall. In that match, Barnsley had 51% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Millwall got 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Barnsley have taken part. Regarding the goal split from that period, opposition teams scored a total of 4 while The Tykes managed a tally of 3.
Heading into this fixture, Barnsley are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Wigan Athletic in Championship competition, Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to make amends here. In that game, Blackburn Rovers had 56% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Wigan Athletic had 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. Lee Evans (80') and Michael Jacobs (90') scored for Wigan Athletic.
The stats tell the story, and Blackburn Rovers have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals overall. Defensively, Rovers have seen their frailties exposed. That being said, time will tell whether that trend shall be replicated in this match or not.
Coming into this meeting, Blackburn Rovers have not registered a win against Barnsley in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 29/12/2012 tells us that Barnsley have won 2 of these & Blackburn Rovers 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 24 in all which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The last league clash between these clubs was Championship match day 17 on 23/11/2019 when the final score was Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Barnsley. On that occasion, Blackburn Rovers had 39% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Goals were scored by Bradley Dack (24', 86') and Stewart Downing (69'). On the other side, Barnsley had 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Conor Chaplin (48') and Cauley Woodrow (82') scored. The referee was Dean Whitestone.
Team News: Barnsley
Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
It seems likely that The Tykes may well kick off with a 3-5-2 system for this one featuring Samuel Radlinger, Ben Williams, Mads Juel Andersen, Michael Sollbauer, Marcel Ritzmaier, Alex Mowatt, Conor Chaplin, Romal Palmer, Kilian Ludewig, Cauley Woodrow and Jacob Brown.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Blackburn Rovers gaffer Tony Mowbray to be concerned about. Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action. John Buckley is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We believe Rovers might utilise a 4-3-3 formation with a starting lineup of Christian Walton, Ryan Nyambe, Darragh Lenihan, Tosin Adarabioyo, Elliott Bennett, Lewis Holtby, Lewis Travis, Stewart Downing, Adam Armstrong, Sam Gallagher and Ben Brereton.
We’re thinking that Blackburn Rovers and Barnsley may well end up cancelling each other out here. It appears that a draw might be on the cards. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Oakwell Stadium (23,287)
Captain: Alex Mowatt
Chairman: Chien Lee & Paul Conway
Manager: Gerhard Struber
Competitions: Championship position 23
⭐ Star Man: Cauley Woodrow
Normally used in the Striker position, Cauley Woodrow was born in Hemel Hempstead, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Southend United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has got 13 league goals in this Championship 2019 - 2020 season to date in a total of 32 appearances.