The Championship match at bet365 Stadium on Wednesday sees hosts Stoke City up against opponents in Barnsley.
All Stoke City v Barnsley match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Stoke City will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-2 Championship triumph against Luton Town.
In that game, Stoke City managed 44% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Stoke City, the goalscorers were Steven Fletcher (46') and Nick Powell (55'). Luton Town got 17 shots at goal with 7 on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 6 of the past 6 fixtures where Stoke City have been involved. Breaking down the goal split during this period, opposing sides scored a total of 3 and The Potters totted up 6.
Looking at their past form shows that Stoke City:
- have not been beaten in the league by Barnsley in their last 4 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
In their last game, Barnsley drew 2-2 in the Championship tie with Bristol City.
In that match, Barnsley managed 51% possession and 16 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Barnsley, the scorers were Michał Helik (2') and Cauley Woodrow (90'). Bristol City had 13 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Jack Hunt (47') and Tyreeq Bakinson (51') scored for Bristol City.
Throughout their six previous matches, Gerhard Struber's Barnsley have fired home a total of 5 times thus earning them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Looking at their past form shows that Barnsley:
- have not emerged victorious against Stoke City when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 09/09/2006 shows that Stoke City have won 2 of these games & Barnsley 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 3.
A sum of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 13 of them for The Potters and 8 for The Tykes. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
Team News: Stoke City
Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Barnsley
With a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this match.
We’re envisaging that Barnsley will have to play well to see themselves scoring against this Stoke City outfit who we reckon will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning margin for Stoke City at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: bet365 Stadium (30,089)
Captain: Ryan Shawcross
Chairman: John Coates & Peter Coates
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Competitions: Championship position 13, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Key Player: Nick Powell
Generally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nick Powell was born in Crewe, England. After making a first senior appearance for Crewe Alexandra in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in 4 appearances.