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The Championship clash at Oakwell Stadium on Saturday sees home side Barnsley take on Swansea City.
View all of the Barnsley v Swansea City predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Barnsley will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-0 FA Cup triumph versus Tranmere Rovers.
In that match, Barnsley had 57% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Barnsley, the scorers were Michał Helik (59') and Cauley Woodrow (90'). At the other end, Tranmere Rovers got 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Barnsley have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Tykes have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 6 goals during that time.
Coming into this fixture, Barnsley are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Swansea City will come into the clash following on from a 0-2 FA Cup win with the defeat of Stevenage in their previous match.
In that match, Swansea City managed 50% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Swansea City, the goalscorers were Wayne Routledge (7') and Viktor Gyökeres (50'). For their opponents, Stevenage got 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the previous six games featuring Swansea City, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game in that period comes to a meagre 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by The Swans standing at 1.33. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Swansea City are winless against Barnsley when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 22/01/2011 tells us that Barnsley have won 0 of them and Swansea City 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them from The Tykes and 11 being from The Swans. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Championship match day 20 on 19/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Swansea City 2-0 Barnsley.
On that day, Swansea City managed 46% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jamal Lowe (2').
Barnsley had 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Victor Adeboyejo (66' Own goal) was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Andy Davies.
Team News: Barnsley
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Barnsley manager Valérien Ismaël to be concerned with due to a largely intact squad. Ben Williams (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: Swansea City
In an otherwise available group of players, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Swansea City gaffer Steve Cooper to be concerned about. Steven Benda (Ankle Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Swansea City and Barnsley could both find goals hard to come by here.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 0-0 draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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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 9, FA Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Star Player: Alex Mowatt
Regularly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Alex Mowatt was born in Doncaster, England. After having played his first senior match for Leeds United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 22 appearances.