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The League One match at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday sees home team Northampton Town up against Barnsley.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Northampton Town v Barnsley are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Northampton Town will be hoping for a better result after the 1-0 League One loss in their previous game against Port Vale.
Ben Garrity (84') was the scorer for Port Vale.
Jon Brady's Northampton Town have hit the back of the net 5 times in their last six outings. The comparative number of goals that they have conceded in that time amounts to 7.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Portsmouth in League One competition, Barnsley and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
For Barnsley, the goals were scored by Barry Cotter (49') and Callum Styles (77'). Colby Bishop (8'), Paddy Lane (8') and Connor Ogilvie (16') scored for Portsmouth.
In their previous 6 outings, Barnsley have amassed a total of 10 goals. Barnsley have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve had 6 goals scored by their opponents. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Heading into this fixture, Barnsley are undefeated in their last 6 away league matches.
Team News: Northampton Town
The Northampton Town boss Jon Brady has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
We think that The Cobblers will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 system for this one, handing starts to Lee Burge, A. Joseph Odimayo, Sam Sherring, John Guthrie, Patrick Brough, Kieron Bowie, Shaun McWilliams, Mitchell Pinnock, Marc Leonard, Sam Hoskins and Tyreece Simpson.
Team News: Barnsley
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Barnsley manager Neill Collins doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this game.
We’re of the thinking that The Tykes seem likely to play in a 3-1-4-2 system, settling for Liam Roberts, Jordan Williams, Kacper Lopata, Jamie McCart, Corey O'Keeffe, Adam Phillips, Callum Styles, Herbie Kane, Owen Dodgson, Devante Cole and Sam Cosgrove.
We’re of the view that Northampton Town might need a bit of good fortune to put one past this Barnsley team who we think might score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Therefore, we predict a highly competitive game with a 0-1 advantage for Barnsley when the full-time whistle blows.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium (7,798)
Captain: Jon Guthrie
Chairman: Kelvin Thomas
Manager: Jon Brady
Competitions: League One position 20, EFL Trophy (Group F - South)
⭐ Key Man: Sam Hoskins
Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Sam Hoskins was born in Dorchester, England. Having played his first senior match for Rotherham United in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this League One 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 7 appearances.