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Barnsley will visit Craven Cottage on Saturday for the Championship meeting with hosts Fulham.
Our tips, poll and stats for Fulham v Barnsley can all be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Fulham will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Championship success against Peterborough United.
In that match, Fulham managed 64% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Fulham was Aleksandar Mitrović (74'). At the other end, Peterborough United got 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Fixtures involving Fulham have usually been engaging affairs of late with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 games alone, a total of 22 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 21 of those belonging to Fulham. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Fulham:
- are winless against Barnsley in their last 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Hull City in Championship competition, Barnsley and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Barnsley had 54% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Hull City got 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. George Honeyman (33') and Keane Lewis-Potter (75') scored for Hull City.
The stats tell the story, and Barnsley have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals in all. Defensively, Barnsley have not been doing too well.
Ahead of this meeting, Barnsley haven’t won away from home in the past 9 league matches. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/10/2016 shows us that Fulham have won 4 of these games & Barnsley 2, with the number of drawn games being 0.
An aggregate of 19 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from The Cottagers and 8 being from The Tykes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league clash between these sides was Championship match day 33 on 15/02/2020 when the final score was Fulham 0-3 Barnsley.
That day, Fulham had 59% possession and 21 shots at goal with 8 on target.
Barnsley got 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Cauley Woodrow (24', 79') and Jacob Brown (51') scored.
The match was refereed by James Linington.
Team News: Fulham
The Fulham manager Marco Silva will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Barnsley
Owing to a completely healthy group available for selection, the Barnsley manager Poya Asbaghi does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Fulham have it within them to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Barnsley will be up against it to score a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be converting at least once here, too.
We reckon that it will be a comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Fulham at full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Craven Cottage (19,359)
Captain: Tom Cairney
Chairman: Shahid Khan
Manager: Marco Silva
Competitions: Championship position 2
🔑 Key Man: Harry Wilson
Mostly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Harry Wilson was born in Wrexham, Wales. After having made a senior debut playing for Crewe Alexandra in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 5 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 14 appearances.