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Barnsley come up against away team Middlesbrough at Oakwell Stadium in this Championship clash on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Barnsley v Middlesbrough can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Barnsley will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Championship victory versus Luton Town.
In that game, Barnsley had 46% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Barnsley was Daryl Dike (27', 59'). On the other side, Luton Town got 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. James Collins (83') scored for Luton Town.
The Tykes have not been the best at stopping their opponents of late, although they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, The Tykes have conceded in 5 of them as well as scoring in 5 of those games.
Ahead of this clash, Barnsley haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
In their last game, Middlesbrough drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Watford.
In that game, Middlesbrough managed 35% possession and 3 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Middlesbrough was Yannick Bolasie (78'). For their opponents, Watford got 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Ismaïla Sarr (32') was the scorer for Watford.
Neil Warnock's Middlesbrough have managed to stick the ball in the net 8 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches equals 7.
Taking a look at their past results, Middlesbrough:
- have left without a victory over Barnsley in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 14/10/2017 shows that Barnsley have won 2 of them and Middlesbrough 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 from The Tykes and 8 for The Boro. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Championship match day 4 on 03/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Middlesbrough 2-1 Barnsley.
That time, Middlesbrough managed 39% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Jonny Howson (45') and Chuba Akpom (48').
At the other end, Barnsley got 13 shots on goal with 1 on target. Cauley Woodrow (89') scored.
The match was refereed by Oliver Langford.
Team News: Barnsley
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Barnsley gaffer Valérien Ismaël to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Ben Williams (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We’re envisaging that Middlesbrough might well have a job on their hands to score against this Barnsley lineup who we think will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore seeing a 1-0 winning margin for Barnsley at the end of this game.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Oakwell Stadium (23,287)
Captain: Alex Mowatt
Chairman: Chien Lee & Paul Conway
Manager: Valérien Ismaël
Competitions: Championship position 5
🔑 Star Man: Daryl Dike
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Daryl Dike was born in Edmond, USA. After having made a senior debut playing for Orlando City in the 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 7 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 13 appearances.