Our football match prediction:
This prediction will be released soonTuesday’s football game at Oakwell Stadium pits together Barnsley and Cardiff City. The Tykes aim to put an end to their seven-match winless run in the Championship, whilst the Bluebirds are eager to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Wolverhampton. Barnsley are only one point clear of Cardiff City in the standings ahead of Matchday 40 and we predict that fans will see a close encounter on Tuesday evening. Paul Heckingbottom’s men have been struggling in front of goal of late, but the game against the Welsh outfit could be the turning point for the hosts. Cardiff failed to win previous three away games in the league and, taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from the Oakwell Stadium clash. When the two teams met in Wales earlier this term Barnsley recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Cardiff City.
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 (Cardiff City):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators. The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League. The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby. The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.