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Barnsley will be the visitors at Vitality Stadium on Saturday for the Championship showdown with hosts Bournemouth.
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Bournemouth head into this game following on from a 0-0 Championship draw versus Hull City.
In that game, Bournemouth managed 57% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Hull City had 3 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Scott Parker's Bournemouth have scored a sum total of 8 times in their last 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures is 11.
Analysis of their past results shows that Bournemouth:
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 4 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their previous game, Barnsley drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Birmingham City.
In that match, Barnsley managed 49% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Barnsley was Callum Styles (6'). Birmingham City got 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Lukas Jutkiewicz (33') scored for Birmingham City.
In 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Barnsley, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game in that period comes to a meagre 1.67, with the average goals for The Tykes being 0.83. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Barnsley:
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes going back to 28/02/2006 shows us that Bournemouth have won 3 of these & Barnsley 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined sum of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 9 of them from The Cherries and 4 belonging to The Tykes. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Championship match day 36 on 13/03/2021 when the final score was Bournemouth 2-3 Barnsley.
That day, Bournemouth had 54% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Arnaut Danjuma (22') and Dominic Solanke (45').
Barnsley got 17 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Michał Helik (16'), Dominik Frieser (60') and Carlton Morris (80') scored.
The match was refereed by John Brooks.
Team News: Bournemouth
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Bournemouth gaffer Scott Parker to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Lewis Cook (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Barnsley
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there is only the sole fitness worry for the Barnsley gaffer Markus Schopp to be concerned about. Rémy Vita (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
Our feeling is that Bournemouth have it within them to get the goals that they need against Barnsley, who might well find it difficult to score.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for Bournemouth at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (11,364)
Captain: Steve Cook
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Manager: Scott Parker
Competitions: Championship position 6
⭐ Star Man: Dominic Solanke
Customarily used in the Striker position, Dominic Solanke was born in Basingstoke, England. After having played his first senior match for Vitesse in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 5 appearances.