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Barnsley will be the visitors at Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday for the Championship fixture with home side Stoke City.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Stoke City v Barnsley match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Stoke City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-1 Championship victory against Huddersfield Town.
In that match, Stoke City managed 56% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Stoke City was Jacob Brown (50'). On the other side, Huddersfield Town had 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Harry Toffolo (47') and Matty Pearson (63' Own goal) scored for Huddersfield Town.
Michael O'Neill's Stoke City have scored 8 times over their prior 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 5.
Pre-game facts show that Stoke City:
- have not registered a win against Barnsley in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Bournemouth in Championship action, Barnsley will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Barnsley managed 36% possession and 2 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. Bournemouth had 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. Jordan Zemura (8', 82') and Dominic Solanke (46') scored for Bournemouth.
It is worth noting that Barnsley have been starved of goals in their past 6 games, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, The Tykes have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7.
Analysis of their past results shows that Barnsley:
- haven't beaten Stoke City in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes going back to 18/09/2007 shows us that Stoke City have won 2 of these games and Barnsley 1, with the number of draws being 3.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Championship match day 32 on 24/02/2021 and the score finished Barnsley 2-0 Stoke City.
On that occasion, Barnsley had 49% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Callum Styles (9') and Dike (90').
Stoke City had 12 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Darren Bond.
Team News: Stoke City
Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) and Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Back Injury) are not available for Stoke City gaffer Michael O'Neill.
Team News: Barnsley
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness issue for the Barnsley boss Markus Schopp to be concerned with. Rémy Vita (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We envisage that Stoke City can create the chances to score more than once when they meet Barnsley, who could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 2-0 victory for Stoke City at full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bet365 Stadium (30,089)
Captain: Joe Allen
Chairman: John Coates & Peter Coates
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Competitions: Championship position 5, EFL Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Nick Powell
Generally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nick Powell was born in Crewe, England. Having played his first senior match for Crewe Alexandra in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 3 appearances.