Our football match prediction:
Barnsley have little to play for in the remainder of the season. The Tykes have already secured the Championship survival, whilst they have slim chances of booking their place in the play-offs. Barnsley head into Monday’s football game against Brentford following a 3-2 loss to relegation strugglers Wigan Athletic and seeing that they are only three points behind the Bees in the standings, a close encounter appears on the horizon. Brentford recorded four wins in previous five league fixtures and they impressed in a 4-0 triumph over Derby County at the weekend. The visitors are 13 points behind the play-offs berth and they are unlikely to pay a lot of attention on defence in Monday’s clash against Barnsley. Both sides are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Oakwell Stadium game and we predict that both teams will find the net on Matchday 43.
Highlighted Player (Conor Hourihane):
Conor Hourihane is an Irish footballer who plays for Barnsley. The midfielder was born on 2 February, 1991 and he started his youth career at Premier League club Sunderland. In 2011 he joined Plymouth Argyle and he spent three years at Home Park. After scoring 15 goals in 125 appearances for the Pilgrims in 2014 Hourihane decided to take next big step in his career. On 23 June he signed a three-year deal with Barnsley for a fee of £250,000. In August he won the League One Player of the Month award and, no doubt, he made a flying start to his Barnsley career. Hourihane made 46 appearances for the Tykes in the 2014/2015 League One campaign, scoring 15 goals and he certainly helped the team return to the Championship. The Irish midfielder has eight caps for the U-21 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as defensive and left midfielder as well. Conor Hourihane is a right-footed footballer.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300. The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition. Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brenftord’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.