Millwall arrive at Oakwell Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with home team Barnsley.
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Barnsley, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Championship victory against Bristol City.
In that game, Barnsley had 54% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Barnsley was Carlton Morris (67'). Bristol City got 1 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the Barnsley backline. The Tykes have given the opposition little, resulting in the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last six outings standing at 4. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.
Pre-game facts show that Barnsley:
- are unbeaten in the league by Millwall in their previous 3 games.
- haven't won against Millwall in their last 2 league matches.
In their previous game, Millwall drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Luton Town.
In that game, Millwall managed 47% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Millwall was George Evans (90'). For their opponents, Luton Town got 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Elijah Adebayo (55') was the scorer for Luton Town.
A run of dependable performances by the Millwall defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their previous 6 outings combined. Over that same time, their forwards have scored 9.
Leading up to this clash, Millwall:
- remain unbeaten by Barnsley in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 30/09/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Barnsley winning 2 of those games, Millwall 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 of them for The Tykes and 9 coming from The Lions. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Championship match day 7 on 24/10/2020 when it ended Millwall 1-1 Barnsley.
That time, Millwall had 58% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Jake Cooper (45').
At the other end, Barnsley got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Alex Mowatt (44') was the scorer.
The referee was Andy Davies.
Team News: Barnsley
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Barnsley boss Valérien Ismaël to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Ben Williams (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Millwall
With a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Millwall manager Gary Rowett does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
In our opinion, Millwall have it within them to breach the defence of this Barnsley outfit, but it might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Barnsley at the end of the match.
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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 10
⭐ Star Player: Cauley Woodrow
Usually deployed 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 skilful Forward has managed to score 9 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 26 appearances.