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Barnsley will face off against away side Stoke City at Oakwell Stadium in this Championship tie on Wednesday.
All Barnsley v Stoke City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Barnsley will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Championship triumph against Bristol City.
In that match, Barnsley managed 55% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Barnsley was Carlton Morris (67'). At the other end, Bristol City had 1 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that not much more can be done by the Barnsley backline. The Tykes have been mean at the back, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past six outings standing at 4.
Their past results show that Barnsley:
- have not won against Stoke City in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Stoke City head into the game following a 3-0 Championship win with the eclipse of Luton Town in their most recent match.
In that match, Stoke City managed 47% possession and 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Stoke City, the goals were scored by Nick Powell (20', 63') and Steven Fletcher (78'). For their opponents, Luton Town got 9 shots at goal with 1 on target.
During their 6 most recent matches, Michael O'Neill's Stoke City have slotted home a total of 7 times thus yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Their past results show that Stoke City:
- haven't been defeated by Barnsley in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 26/02/2007 shows us that Barnsley have won 1 of these and Stoke City 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A total of 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from The Tykes and 13 netted by The Potters. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Championship match day 6 on 21/10/2020 and the score finished Stoke City 2-2 Barnsley.
In that game, Stoke City had 53% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Tyrese Campbell (44') and Tommy Smith (48').
For their opponents, Barnsley got 13 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Elliot Simões (18') and Dominik Frieser (45') scored.
The referee was Michael Salisbury.
Team News: Barnsley
There’s just the sole fitness concern for the Barnsley gaffer Valérien Ismaël to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Ben Williams (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Stoke City
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill to be concerned with. Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the view that Stoke City have the firepower to score a goal against this Barnsley team, although it probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 win for Barnsley after the 90. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Oakwell Stadium (23,287)
Captain: Alex Mowatt
Chairman: Chien Lee & Paul Conway
Manager: Valérien Ismaël
Competitions: Championship position 10
⭐ Star Man: Conor Chaplin
Normally taking up the Striker position, Conor Chaplin was born in Worthing, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Portsmouth in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 24 appearances.